AFGE Local 1145 and USP Atlanta, FMCS Nos. 13-55884; 13-59022 2013 Late Overtime and Differentials Grievances

Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch is happy to announce the recovery of $1,000,000 in AFGE Local 1145’s grievance against USP Atlanta for failing to timely and/or correctly compensate bargaining unit employees by paying overtime late to Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") non-exempt employees, and failing to pay shift differentials correctly, such as night differential, Sunday Premium Pay and holiday pay. We are honored to have recovered damages on behalf of Local 1145’s hardworking bargaining unit employees. The Grievances cover affected bargaining unit employees who worked at USP Atlanta during the period March 3, 2013 through August 4, 2013.

The Union will be distributing money to qualified, affected bargaining unit employees who complete the Union’s forms. You must submit the required electronic forms to be eligible to receive a portion of the monetary recovery obtained by the Union.

We are currently in the process of setting up the electronic sign-up system and hope to have it ready in the next few weeks. Please check back to this webpage for updates about signing up electronically, the deadline to complete sign ups, and more information about the settlement.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Heidi Burakiewicz, the attorney who handled this case, at [email protected]. Email is the best form of communication, but if you wish to call, please call (202) 331-9260 and ask to speak with Alyssa Harrison.

Please remember to thank your Union—AFGE Local 1145—without whom there would not have been a grievance or a settlement.