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Hagens Berman Investigates H&R Block Overtime Policies
Thursday, September 15, 2011
CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- The law firm Hagens Berman is investigating charges by H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) employees in Illinois and Arizona that the company violates labor laws, failing to pay employees overtime during the historically busy tax season.
If proven true, H&R Block would be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs workplace labor rules and mandates that companies pay overtime for non-exempt employees.
A U.S. district court recently approved a class-action lawsuit that claims H&R Block asked its California employees to work overtime but refused to pay them for the work.
The case alleges that H&R Block gave office leaders and branch managers bonuses for keeping payroll costs down, even as workers were required to stay late to complete tax returns during tax season. It also alleges that managers removed hours from timesheets or directed employees not to document the extra time worked.
Hagens Berman is interested in talking to current and former H&R Block employees in Illinois and Arizona who worked more than eight hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week and who were not fully paid for time worked.
You can contact the Hagens Berman legal team via email at HandRBlock@hbsslaw.com. Consumers can also contact the firm by calling 708-628-4949. Additional information is available at www.hbsslaw.com/HandRblock.
About Hagens Berman
Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP represents workers, whistleblowers, investors and consumers in complex litigation. The firm has offices in Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, 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.
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