Workers Hit Gerdau Ameristeel With FLSA Action

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- A Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. employee has launched a proposed class action against the steel manufacturer for allegedly underpaying employees for overtime work and failing to compensate them for time spent putting on safety gear.

Charles Murray, an employee who works at Gerdau's Sayreville, N.J., facility, filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday, alleging that the Tampa, Fla.-based company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New Jersey wage laws by using an overtime pay rate that is...
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