Not long after it had to fight off a lawsuit from its shareholders over the terms of its expansion in Texas, Martin Marietta, a materials supplier, now has to deal with a lawsuit filed by one of its former employees. The lead plaintiff in the overtime lawsuit, Neal D., worked for the company for almost ten years as a warehouse clerk. In that time, he says the responsibilities Martin Marietta gave him regularly required him to work well over forty hours a week, but he was never paid for the extra time he worked.
Davis further alleges he was often required to work through his lunch breaks, but that he was never compensated for that extra time. He also alleges Marietta did not keep proper records of the time its employees spent working and the time they spent on their lunch breaks. Continue reading