Posted May 08, 2018 06:00:00 The American Automobile Association has filed a lawsuit against CME, saying the company should pay workers for time they spent working outside of the company’s payroll system.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware, a Delaware court, claims CME and its subsidiaries are violating federal wage and hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act by not offering their employees the option of using their own payroll system to make payroll.
The suit says CME has not made the employees aware of the option, which allows them to report time they worked outside the company.
The CME lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
The lawsuit is seeking an injunction barring CME from requiring its employees to use their own automated payroll system and is seeking a temporary restraining order preventing CME’s subsidiaries from retaliating against employees who report time spent working in the company payroll system for two years.CME and other auto dealers say the plaintiffs are simply trying to avoid paying their employees for their time spent on the job.
The auto dealers argue that the lawsuit is without merit and are confident they will prevail.