HGS to pay current, past Peoria employees following labor violation claims

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 9:32 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A Peoria employer has reached a settlement and will pay current and past employees for accusations of violating labor laws.

In a class and collective action lawsuit, Hinduja Global Services, known as HGS, agrees to pay people who worked with the customer service company in Peoria between 2015 and 2022.

25 News obtained the Class Action Lawsuit documentation from a former employee.

In total, HGS will pay $479,387.00 for accusations of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, Illinois Minimum Wage and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Each recipient will receive $4.59 per week of employment.

The settlement claims HGS failed to employees for their work-related duties before and after their shifts, plus job tasks during breaks. In the documents, HGS denies any wrongdoing.

Each settlement amount is calculated by weeks work with the company.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Christopher McCarthy, was an hourly worker for the company.

The agreement was reached in October 2022 but full time employees are just receiving the details now.