The plaintiff in this case alleges a property management company, Leland Enterprises, Inc., misclassified their Assistant Property Managers and Lease Managers as salary-exempt employees. According to the complaint, Assistant Property Managers and Leasing Managers performed primary job duties that do not fall within any exemptions from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and was improperly compensated for wages performed overtime.
The complaint claims job duties of Assistant Property Managers and Leasing Managers that does not fall under any FLSA exemptions such as managing or making the schedules of other employees and hiring or firing of other employees. The complaint further alleges that Leasing Managers did not exercise authority or discretion over the approval and/or denial of leases.
The FLSA complaint alleges that as Assistant Property Managers and Lease Managers, Plaintiff and the putative collective members were required to regularly work over forty (40) hours a week and were paid a fixed salary regardless of how many hours they worked per week. In addition, the plaintiff alleges that Defendant unlawfully compensated her and the FLSA collective members’ compensatory time off in lieu of overtime wages and thus failed to compensate overtime wages to which they are entitled.
The complaint is asking for a jury trial. The complaint is seeking FLSA collective action for all the Assistant Property Managers and Lease Managers and asks for Leland Enterprises, Inc., to pay them the alleged unpaid overtime wages, as well as liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and any other FLSA damages.
This matter was filed on January 31, 2018, as a wage and hour lawsuit over alleged unpaid overtime wages in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, as Case No. 5:18-cv-00043-LJA. The Plaintiff is being represented by JTB Law Group, LLC.
If you worked as an Assistant Property Manager and/or Lease Manager for Leland Enterprises, Inc., or otherwise have knowledge or interest regarding the overtime claims at issue in the lawsuit, please contact the JTB Law Group at (877) 561-0000.