On June 7, 2019, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia held that a wage theft lawsuit on behalf certain workers who built Washington, D.C.’s new professional soccer stadium could go forward as a collective action. Handley Farah & Anderson and The Kaplan Law Firm represent the Plaintiffs in the case.
The lawsuit alleges that employees of Dynamic Contracting, Inc., a subcontractor of Turner Construction Company, were underpaid for their work in constructing the recently opened District of Columbia soccer stadium known as Audi Field, which is the home of the D.C. United Major League Soccer team. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that workers were underpaid because they were paid an overtime rate lower than the rate required by law and because, for certain weeks, they were paid at a lower hourly rate than what was legally required.
Defendants in the case are Dynamic Contracting and Turner Construction. Because a D.C. Superior Court Judge has ruled that the case may go forward as a collective action, certain former employees of Dynamic who worked at the stadium are permitted to join the lawsuit. Former employees who do not join the lawsuit may lose their rights. Although affected former employees may ask to join the case, the court has not yet decided whether the Defendants violated the law.
Links to the court-approved notice (available in English and Spanish) describing the case, and a form for former employees of Dynamic who worked at the stadium to join the lawsuit, are available at the links below.
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