Final Approval Granted in $2,725,000 Settlement with Great Arrow Builders

On July 22, 2022, Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted final approval of a $2,725,000 settlement in a class action brought against Great Arrow Builders LLC, Inc., on behalf of its employees: Rafael A. Morel Then v. Great Arrow Builders LLC, Inc., Case No. 2:20-cv-00800 (W.D.P.A.).

Our firm, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, alongside co-counsel, represented current and former Hourly Craft Union Workers of Great Arrow Builders (“GAB”) from November 26, 2018 to February 23, 2022. This lawsuit alleges that Great Arrow Builders violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by failing to properly compensate for overtime hours, which are any hours in excess of 40 within a workweek. The allegations stem from violations of “regular rate” statutes based on a guaranteed daily Site Allowance which GAB offered to the Hourly Craft Union Workers. The settlement offers these impacted employees direct payment depending on the number of weeks of employment and corresponding overtime left unpaid during their time at GAB.
For more on regular rate violations, which involve underpayment of overtime, see our post here.

The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have decades of experience in prosecuting wage theft cases and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for workers. If you believe you may not have been paid properly, please contact us for a free consultation.