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Case: Wage & Hour/Employee Status (N.D. Ill.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 6:11 PM

A group of former security guards for a security company in Illinois showed that they were employees instead of independent contractors for the sake of their claim that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Wage Payment Collections Act by failing to pay the guards minimum wage or properly compensating them for overtime. Although the company instructed the guards to sign independent contractor agreements after they filed the lawsuit, they showed that they were employees based on the company’s strict control over their work and the contracts they signed when they were hired. The case is Gunn v. Stevens Sec. & Training Servs., Inc., 2020 BL 53275, N.D. Ill., No. 17 C 6314, 2/13/20

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