USPS Shorted Tennessee Employees on Overtime Pay, New Suit Says

The United States Postal Service is facing accusations that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay non-exempt employees in Tennessee for overtime work, after a new lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Memphis.

The employees regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, but USPS maintained a widespread policy and practice of not paying them time-and-a-half wages for those extra hours, the complaint alleges.

As a result, the employees only received about 60% of their earned wages, according to the complaint filed April 29 in U.S. District Court.


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God speed Tennessee Postal Employees! You have been able to file a Federal suit, the USPS will never pay you. The other 49 states need to sign on with the suit. We have been shorting employee OT for years (at least going back to 2014). We Postal Managers are trained on how to falsify time cards, and continue to blow off your payroll complaints until you stop asking us to correct your pay check. It works great for those of us in management, especially when it comes time to calculate our bonus’.