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This lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages on behalf of drivers/loaders employed by a Pennsylvania trash hauling company called Lebanon Farms Disposal, Inc. The lawsuit asserts claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. The lawsuit primarily alleges that, in determining overtime pay, Lebanon Farms fails to give the drivers/haulers credit for all of the time they spend performing work related activities. The allegedly unpaid work includes, for example, time spent gassing and inspecting the trucks at the beginning of the shift. The lawsuit also alleges that Lebanon Farms' payment of a "half-time" rate for overtime work is improper. Lebanon Farms denies violating any laws.
Our firm has filed a motion that, if granted, will result in the drivers/loaders receiving notice of this lawsuit and provided with an opportunity to join. However, you can join the lawsuit right now by completing and returning the CONSENT FORM available below. We recommend that, before completing the form, you call us at (215) 884-2491 so we can answer any questions you have and make sure you are eligible to participate in the lawsuit. See below for information and lawsuit updates.
Jul 25, 2017
Today, we filed the Complaint against Lebanon Farms. As discussed above, the complaint alleges that Lebanon Farms violated federal and Pennsylvania wage laws by failing to pay proper overtime compensation to drivers/loaders working in Lebanon Farms' trash-hauling business in Central Pennsylvania. The lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court in Harrisburg, PA. We expect that Lebanon Farms will deny violating any laws.
Aug 3, 2017
We have prepared the attached Consent Form. If you worked as a Lebanon Farms driver/loader anytime during the past three years, you can join this lawsuit by completing and returning this form. We recommend that, before completing the form, you call us at (215) 884-2491 so we can answer any questions you have and make sure you are eligible to participate in the lawsuit.
Jan 22, 2018
Today, we filed a motion for "conditional certification" of this lawsuit. If this motion is granted by the Judge, all drivers/loaders covered by the lawsuit will receive a notice form explaining the lawsuit to them and a consent form (like the one available below) that they can return if they want to join the lawsuit. We hope the Judge grants this motion so that all of the workers can learn about this lawsuit.
Apr 4, 2018
Today, we are pleased to announce that Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted our Motion for Conditional Certification. In accordance with the Court’s ruling, notice will be mailed out in the coming weeks to all loaders and drivers who worked for the company in in the past three years so that they will have the opportunity to join the case. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below.
Jun 25, 2018
The deadline for individuals to join this lawsuit has now passed. We are very happy that a total of 77 current/former drivers and loaders have joined the lawsuit.
Jul 6, 2018
Today, the Judge entered an Order setting some deadlines for this lawsuit. A copy of the order is available below. Under the order, the parties have until December 31, 2018 to complete the "discovery" process. During the discovery phase of a lawsuit, our law firm will obtain from the company information relevant to the legal claims and the alleged unpaid overtime wages.
Jan 3, 2019
Today, the Judge entered an Order extending some of the preliminary deadlines for this lawsuit. A copy of the order is available below. If anyone has questions about the status of this lawsuit they are encouraged to call our offices at (215) 884-2491.
Jul 10, 2019
We are happy to announce that today the federal judge assigned to this case granted our motion for preliminary approval of the class and collective action settlement of this case. The Court ordered that notice of the settlement be sent to members of the class and scheduled a final approval hearing for October 17, 2019. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below.
Oct 18, 2019
We are happy to announce that today Chief Judge Christopher Connor granted our motion for final approval of the class and collective action settlement of this case on behalf of former drivers and loaders for Lebanon Farms Disposal. A copy of the Court's order is available below.