The nine workers at a Boise facility who brought the suit against Maximus Inc. say the case could potentially apply to thousands of employees, and they’re asking a judge to award damages exceeding $5 million.
Maximus, which operates under a government contract, has not yet filed a response. A phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment Tuesday was not immediately returned.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Boise on Friday.
The workers say they were wrongly classified as exempt from overtime and required to work up to 60 hours a week, frequently missing lunches and breaks, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
“An employer’s obligation to pay its…
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