Dental Supplier Failed To Pay Technicians OT, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT) -- An ex-technician with Benco Dental Supply Co. filed a putative class action against his former employer in Pennsylvania federal court Friday, alleging the company failed to adequately compensate him — and hundreds of other employees — for overtime hours worked.

Douglas Creed, who worked as a technician for Benco in Missouri and Kansas for six years, claims that Benco misclassified workers as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and failed to pay overtime wages for work weeks that frequently reached 60 hours.

Benco told its...
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