Employers must be vigilant in ensuring that their hourly employees are paid for all of the time they spend doing work-related activities. SoulCycle, which is known for its cardio-heavy 45-minute workout classes, is about to pay for neglecting to do this, according to a new lawsuit.
A former instructor for the fitness company, Nick Oram, alleges that they only paid their instructors for the time spent teaching classes. Instructors were also allegedly expected to train, develop routines, attend meetings, and create playlists but they were allegedly not paid for any of the time spent doing that work. The lawsuit claims that these pay practices are not consistent with the pay requirements as put forth by California and New York labor law.
Oram said in a statement that his goal in the lawsuit is “to ensure that SoulCycle pays all of the hard working and dedicated instructors what they deserve and compensates them fairly for all hours worked.”
SoulCycle denies the allegations. A spokesperson for the company said, “We strongly believe that the compensation and the benefits we provide to our team are amongst the best in the industry and that we are in full compliance with the law.”
The Chicago overtime lawyers at the Chicago Overtime Law Center are investigating unpaid overtime claims against service companies and large health cluch chains such as La Fitness, Lifetime Fitness and other fitness clubs for erasing or altering time sheets or time records, pressuring workers not to report or record overtime, and otherwise failing to pay workers for overtime and other wages. If you are the victim this practice call us at (312) 869-4095 or contact us online.
The Illinois overtime attorneys at the Chicago Overtime Law Center have decades of experience fighting for wage earner’s rights. We have a team of overtime attorneys who focus on nationwide class action lawsuits and work out of Chicago and Oak Brook offices and prosecute claims for workers all over the Chicago area including Schaumburg and Mount Prospect. We protect unpaid workers who haven’t received overtime throughout the Chicago area including in DuPage, Kane and Cook Counties.
Our Schaumburg and Arlington Heights overtime lawyers are intimately familiar with the issues that arise during wage claim litigation, and we know the laws that govern overtime cases well. Many employers misclassify employees as being exempt from overtime laws and pay workers salaries instead of hourly wages in order to avoid paying them overtime. Some employers mistakenly classify employees as exempt and others intentionally do so in order to circumvent the law. In either case, workers do not receive the wages they should, and a lawsuit may be the only way to recover their earned wages.
The Chicago Overtime Law Center is based in Chicago, and represents clients throughout the country who have not been paid for the overtime hours that they worked. If you believe that you are owed overtime wages, contact one of our Chicago class action attorneys by phone at (312) 869-4095 or through our online form.