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Hagens Berman LLP Investigating Major Home Building Companies over Potential Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Friday, September 09, 2011

Hagens Berman LLP Investigating Major Home Building Companies over Potential Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act13:25 EDT Friday, September 09, 2011 SEATTLE (Business Wire) -- The law firm Hagens Berman today announced that it is investigating several major home building companies, including PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM), Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI) and KB Home (NYSE: KBH) for possible violations of various state and federal labor laws. According to reports, the Department of Labor has launched an investigation to assess possible violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs issues including minimum wage and overtime pay. A number of employee-rights groups have questioned the employment practices of these large developers, accusing them of pressuring subcontractors to exploit workers, forcing unpaid overtime or paying inadequate wages. Hagens Berman has filed cases against Pulte Homes and other homebuilders in past years, calling into question the companies' marketing, financing and appraisal practices. Hagens Berman is interested in talking to workers employed by PulteGroup, Lennar Corp., D.R. Horton or KB Home, or those employed by subcontractors working for these companies who believe that their employer may have violated labor laws. Workers can contact the Hagens Berman legal team via email at Homebuilders@hbsslaw.com. Consumers can also contact the firm by calling (206) 623-7292. Additional information is available at www.hbsslaw.com/homebuilders. About Hagens Berman Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP represents whistleblowers, investors and consumers in complex litigation. The firm has offices in Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1993, HBSS continues to successfully fight for investor rights in large, complex litigation. More about the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. Visit the firm's class-action law blog at www.classactionlawtoday.com. Media:Firmani + Associates Inc.Mark Firmani, 206-443-9357mark@firmani.com