Case Number: 5:19-cv-183-DCR

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $595,000.00

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $595,000 settlement in this wage and hour lawsuit against CKF Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a ExecuTrain of Kentucky, d/b/a Optim Support, Inc. (“ExecuTrain”) on behalf of approximately 652 individuals employed in the United States as non-exempt Consultants during the time period at issue. Led by Alexandra K. Piazza of Berger Montague, the plaintiffs brought this unpaid overtime case alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. (“FLSA”) and Kentucky Labor Laws. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and was captioned Ware, et al. v. CKF Enterprises, Inc. et al., No. 5:19-cv-183-DCR (E.D. Ky.)

The plaintiffs were non-exempt, hourly paid Consultants who were staffed by ExecuTrain on projects throughout the country, where they spent anywhere from several weeks to several months providing support and training to hospital staff in connection with training on new electronic recordkeeping systems. Plaintiffs routinely worked well over forty (40) hours per workweek, throughout the duration of their assignments, and were paid only a straight hourly rate, with no overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty. Plaintiffs primarily claimed that they were not paid overtime at a rate of time and-one half their regular hourly rate when they worked more than forty (40) hours per week in violation of the FLSA and Kentucky laws. The settlement resolved the claims alleged in the action.

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