Time Warner Entertainment
ABBEY SPANIER INVESTIGATES TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT FOR UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Abbey Spanier is currently investigating Time Warner Entertainment for the failure to pay Auditors in its direct sales department for all time worked, including non-commission work, in violation of federal and state wage and hour laws. Time Warner Entertainment has allegedly improperly classified its Auditors as "exempt" and therefore not entitled to overtime, despite regularly requiring them to work more than 40 hours per week.
Allegedly, one of the primary job duties of an Auditor is to find addresses that are accessing and receiving cable services for which they are not paying. When these addresses are found, Auditors are allegedly required to disconnect or filter them which requires climbing a telephone pole in order to remove a coaxial cable line, disconnecting the coaxial cable line, or placing a filter on that line at the pole tap or lock box/pedestal tap. Auditors allegedly do not receive any compensation for the disconnection, filtering, or tagging of lines, all of which work is unrelated to the Auditors' job duties as a commissioned sales employee.
Federal and state wage and hour laws require that an employer pay employees for all time worked and time and a half for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a given workweek.
Abbey Spanier has been representing employees in class actions and collective actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over a decade. Please visit our unfair employment practices page for more information about the firm's recent recoveries and achievements in this field. If you are a current or former employee of Time Warner Entertainment and would like to discuss our investigation, please tell us your story.