James X. Bormes for over twenty years has represented workers in class actions against employers who failed to pay proper wages. Dozens of federal and state judges have appointed his firm to be lead counsel in large class actions. Mr. Bormes has been asked to speak at seminars for attorneys seeking to learn more about representing employees in wage violation cases.
His firm has recovered about 70 million dollars on behalf of workers who were not paid all wages owed.
The amount of the settlement checks for unpaid wages typically ranges between several hundred dollars and several thousand dollars.
The firm has handled the following types of wage violation lawsuits against some of the largest banks, insurance companies, health care providers, hotel chains, retailers and restaurant groups:
· Improperly classifying store managers as salaried workers not entitled to overtime.
· Improper rounding of time worked by health care workers.
· Failure to pay call center workers for pre-shift and post-shift work.
· Improperly paying regular time wages for overtime work even where the workers agreed to
work without overtime pay.
· Recovered the correct amount of "differential pay" for government employees called up for
active military duty while serving their country.
· Improper tip pooling practices by restaurants and improper deductions from credit card tips paid
· Payment of "Comp Time" instead of time and a half for overtime work.
· Failure to pay janitors and security guards for pre-shift work.
· Failure to pay retail employees for making bank deposits after closing.