Ex-Mercedes Benz Mechanic Fires Up OT Action

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 3:38 PM EST) -- A former mechanic at a Mercedes-Benz USA LLC dealer hit the luxury car company with a class action Wednesday in New York, alleging it shortchanged manual laborers on overtime by handing out separate checks for hourly and on-call shifts.

Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan Inc. paid workers two checks for the two types of shifts in an attempt to circumvent federal and state wage laws, according to a complaint Cecil Khemraj filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Khemraj worked as a...
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