Are You Eligible to join the Life Time Fitness Unpaid Wages Class Action Investigation?
If you have worked for Life Time Fitness anywhere in Massachusetts as a trainer or instructor, you may be eligible to recover unpaid compensation for overtime (that is, hours worked over 40 per week) and for work performed on Sundays and certain holidays.
More Background on the Investigation
Last year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC, 482 Mass. 227 (2019), that employees who are paid on a commission basis must receive “separate and additional payments of one and one-half times the minimum wage for every hour the employees worked over forty hours and on Sunday,” as well as on certain holidays.
What that means is that employees who are paid on a commission basis are owed compensation equal to at least 1.5 times the Massachusetts minimum wage on top of any commissions or other sales-based earnings they receive when they work more than 40 hours in a week, or work on Sundays or certain holidays.
Employees who are owed overtime or Sunday premium pay are entitled to recover money for that unpaid work, plus triple damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. In other words, under Massachusetts law, an employee who is owed $1,000 in unpaid overtime is eligible to recover $3,000 in damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.
Our friends at Fair Work P.C., the attorneys investigating this case, are looking at whether or not trainers and instructors who have worked for Life Time Fitness in Massachusetts are owed overtime and premium pay under the Sleepy’s decision. It’s believed that Life Time Fitness pays its trainers and instructors on a commission basis, but without separate or additional pay for overtime or Sunday and holiday work.
Life Time Fitness has previously reached six-figure settlements with its trainers and instructors involving unlawful wage practices. These settlements have included a $940,000 settlement with 186 trainers who have worked for Life Time Fitness in California, and a $976,000 settlement with the federal Department of Labor.
Editor’s note on the Life Time Fitness Unpaid Wages Class Action Lawsuit Investigation:
This piece is written about recent troubles with Life Time fitness improperly paying employees. If you have gone through issues similar to what is covered above, we do ask that you contact us today! If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in this piece has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.
Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Action Lawsuits and Class Action Lawsuit Investigations, here.
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