Law Firm Investigating Freight Brokerage Firms for Wage Violations
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2019 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – McClelland Law Firm, P.C. is currently investigating claims against several freight brokerage firms, including Total Quality Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Worldwide Express, Ryan Transportation, and J.B. Hunt, for failing to pay its freight brokers properly under federal and state wage laws.
These freight brokerage companies may be violating their employees’ rights by failing to pay them for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. A freight broker (also called an Account Executive, Account Manager, Account Coordinator, or Sales Representative) serves as a liaison between shippers and carriers to secure the transportation of goods for customers. Freight brokers do marketing to attract new customers, pair customers with freight carriers, book orders and line up carriers for loading.
Most freight brokers are treated as "exempt" employees, who are paid on a salary basis, without regard to the number of hours they work per week. We believe these employees are entitled to be paid time and one half for all hours worked over 40 in a work week.
If you are (or were) a Freight Broker at any point during the last three years, and were not paid overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek, you may have a claim. If you would like to discuss your situation, please Contact Us immediately.
For additional information, please contact:
McClelland Law Firm, P.C.
The Flagship Building
200 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068
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