Ocean City Lifeguard Files Suit for Unpaid Overtime Pay

A lifeguard who has worked for Ocean City Beach Patrol for over 20 years has filed a class action lawsuit against Ocean City for unpaid overtime. The overtime lawsuit against Ocean City Beach Patrol is filed in state court because it being brought under state law. The Pennsylvania Overtime law mirrors the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in many ways. Just like the FLSA, the Pennsylvania overtime law requires that non-exempt employees receive overtime pay equal to 1.5 x their regular hourly pay for any hours worked over 40 in a week (overtime). The class action overtime lawsuit covers over 100 lifeguards that have been misclassified as exempted by Ocean City Beach Patrol and denied overtime pay.  This Pennsylvania overtime lawsuit will be pursued as a Rule 23 class action. That means every lifeguard will be automatically part of the lawsuit unless they opt-out of the lawsuit.  Workers who have been misclassified and denied overtime will be entitled to back pay and liquidated damages.

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