Berger & Montague, P.C., Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.,
and Wexler Wallace LLP announce that Technology Solutions, Inc.
("TSI") has paid $40,000.00 to a former Cable Installation
Technician as compensation for unpaid overtime wages and other
improperly withheld compensation, in connection with a lawsuit
filed in the United States District Court for the Central District
of California, McKnight v. Technology Solutions,
Inc., 5:16-cv-00170 (C.D. Cal.).
The Cable Installation Technician alleged that TSI
violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and
California state laws by illegally misclassifying its Cable
Installation Technicians as independent contractors instead of
employees. The Cable Installation Technician alleged that TSI
made illegal deductions from his and other Cable Installation
Technician's pay checks and withheld overtime wages owed for
working more than 40 hours a week. In response, TSI agreed to pay
$40,000 plus reasonable attorneys' fees and costs and offered to
have judgment entered against it to avoid challenging the claims or
litigating the case. Judgment was entered against TSI on June
Plaintiff McKnight is represented by Shanon J. Carson, Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen, and Alexandra K. Piazza of Berger
& Montague, P.C.; Harold Lichten of Lichten & Liss-Riordan,
P.C.; Edward A. Wallace of Wexler Wallace LLP; and Robert Starr and
Adam Rose of Law Office of Robert Starr.
"This lawsuit is another unfortunate example of employers
attempting to take advantage of their workers by misclassifying
them as independent contractors instead of employees, in an effort
to avoid paying rightfully owed compensation and benefits," said Sarah
Schalman-Bergen of Berger & Montague. "Berger &
Montague and our co-counsel aggressively litigate these cases, and
we hope that this judgment sends a message to TSI and other
employers that they must properly classify their workforce," Ms.
The firms representing Plaintiff have extensive experience in
litigating wage and hour cases involving the failure to pay wages
and other compensation. Please visit any of the firms'
websites, www.bergermontague.com, www.llrlaw.com, and
www.wexlerwallace.com for more information. You may also
contact Alexandra K. Piazza at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215)