Soles v. Zartman Construction, Inc. et al

Defendant: Harold Reich, Dean Paul, Zartman Construction, Inc. and John Does (1-10)
Plaintiff: Brian Soles
 
Case Number: 4:2013cv00029
Filed: January 4, 2013
 
Court: Pennsylvania Middle District Court
Office: Williamsport Office
County: Northumberland
Referring Judge: Thomas M. Blewitt
Presiding Judge: John E. Jones
 
Nature of Suit: Labor: Fair Standards
Cause of Action: 29:201 Denial of Overtime Compensation
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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March 25, 2013 11 Featured Case ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, ORDER REMANDING CASE and granting 8 Motion to Dismiss Party. Defendant Reich is DISMISSED as a Defendant without prejudice to the Plaintiff filing for leave to amend the complaint to add Defendant Reich as a Defendant in the event discovery reveals facts supporting a claim against him. This matter is REMANDED to Magistrate Judge Blewitt for all further pre-trial management. Signed by Honorable John E. Jones, III on 3/25/13. (pw)
July 18, 2014 27 Featured Case ORDER 1. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Carlson (Doc.25) is ADOPTED IN PART to the following extent: a. Plaintiffs claim under the FLSA, contained in Count I of his Amended Complaint, is conditionally certified as a collective acti on pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 216(b). 2. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Carlson (Doc. 25) is REJECTED IN PART to the following extent: a. Plaintiffs claim under the PMWA, contained in Count II of his Amended Complaint and concern ing Defendants allegedmiscalculation of overtime rates, shall not be dismissed and is GRANTED conditional class action certification pursuant to Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with a class defined as employees of Defendant Zar tman Construction, Inc., who are non-exempt under state and federal wage and hour law and who at some time in the last three years received an Incentive Pay Bonus, Night Premium, and/or Well Premiumwhich was not included in their regular rate for the purpose of calculating their overtime rate, and were therefore allegedly paid an overtime rate less than 1.5 times their regular rate. b. Plaintiffs claim under the PWPCL, contained in Count III of his Amended Complaint and concerning Defendants all eged failure to pay for off-the-clock work, shall not be dismissed but isDENIED conditional class action certification pursuant to Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. As noted above, our decision not to dismiss Count III at this ti me is without prejudice to Defendants right to file a motion squarely presenting and more comprehensively arguing this point.3. The parties shall meet and confer about the form of court-supervisednotice within fourteen (14) days of the date of this O rder and PlaintiffSHALL FILE a motion for notice to potential collective action andclass action members within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order.4. Within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, the parties SHALLFILE a letter on the docket stipulating to a trial term and, based on thechosen trial month, attendant deadlines for the completion of discoveryand filing of dispositive motions. (eo)

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Defendant: Harold Reich
Represented By: Thomas R. Davies
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Defendant: Dean Paul
Represented By: Thomas R. Davies
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Defendant: Zartman Construction, Inc.
Represented By: Thomas R. Davies
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Defendant: John Does (1-10)
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Plaintiff: Brian Soles
Represented By: Justin L. Swidler
Represented By: Richard S. Swartz
Represented By: Joshua S. Boyette
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