Baron and Budd Investigating Overtime Wage Violations at Alorica Call Centers

DALLAS –(December 10, 2012) –The national plaintiffs’ law firm of Baron and Budd is investigating possible overtime violations at Alorica call center locations across the country. The law firm has discovered violations at Alorica call centers with regards to how the company calculates wage deductions for employee breaks. These violation issues could impact thousands of workers who may be owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime back pay.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), companies may only deduct from an employee’s pay when that employee takes a break greater than 20 minutes. However, Alorica forced its employee to log out of their system, meaning that the employee was not being paid during the log out period, for every single break the employee took, including short restroom breaks that spanned just a few minutes. By the end of an employee’s pay period, these seemingly small time deductions would add up, translating to significant decreases in pay.

“What Alorica is doing is against the law,” said Allen Vaught, head of Baron and Budd’s overtime pay violations practice area. “The worst part is that many people probably don’t realize that they are being cheated out of lawful pay.”

To learn more about these Alorica wage violations or to see if you may be affected, contact attorney Allen Vaught at 1.866.495.1255 or email Your call is confidential and federal laws prohibit an employer from retaliating against an employee for seeking lawful wages.

Baron and Budd has been protecting the rights of consumers for almost 35 years. Baron and Budd attorney Allen Vaught has taken on a number of significant overtime pay cases in recent years including a national case against SuperMedia for off-the-clock-related overtime violations.

About Baron & Budd

The law firm of Baron & Budd, with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with over 35 years of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, unsafe drugs and medical devices, Chinese drywall, deceptive advertising, consumer financial fraud, securities fraud and asbestos cancers such as mesothelioma. //

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