Hope Mills Solar Farm Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
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About the Case
Martinez et al. v. Alpha Technology Services et al. is a class and collective action lawsuit filed on behalf of workers who were hired to build Innovative Solar 46, a utility-scale solar farm in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The workers assert that they were misclassified as independent contractors. The lawsuit was originally filed on December 20, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. It alleges that hundreds of workers hired to perform manual labor in the construction of the Hope Mills solar farm were not paid overtime despite regularly working more than 40 hours per week. It also alleges that the workers had 5% of their pay illegally deducted each week to cover the cost of workers’ compensation insurance. The Defendants are East Carolina Commercial Services, LLC, Solar Guys, Inc., Alpha Technologies Services, Inc., Cesar Mendoza, and Jorge Ramos.
Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina recently extended the deadline for persons who worked on the Hope Mills solar farm through East Carolina Commercial Services and the other defendants to join the lawsuit and pursue the overtime and other wages due. Workers now have up to May 27, 2019 to ask to be included in the lawsuit and any potential recovery of unpaid wages under the federal overtime and minimum wage law.
Workers who believe they have a claim should contact counsel for the Plaintiffs.