Toronto, October 2, 2014 – Roy O’Connor LLP, Sotos LLP and Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP announced today the commencement of a proposed overtime class action lawsuit against Livingston International Inc. This is the first national overtime class action seeking payment for any hours worked off the clock against an employer subject to provincial employment standards legislation.
Livingston is a leading customs broker and freight forwarding organization with offices located across Canada. The claim against Livingston, for damages totalling $85 million, is brought on behalf of its current and former non-management employees from its offices across Canada, including import analysts and other staff entitled to overtime payments. It is expected that the class will be comprised of thousands of current and former employees.
Import and customs brokerage services at Livingston are performed on demand (whenever goods arrive) and are time sensitive. The plaintiff’s statement of claim alleges that employees are not appropriately paid for overtime hours that they often work to get their jobs done in such circumstances. The claim seeks payment for such unpaid overtime and also seeks to challenge various aspects of Livingston`s overtime policy.
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