Did you work for a Nissan or Infiniti dealership at any point from 2019 to the present? Were you paid piece-rate compensation? Did you receive a mail about a class action on the settlement to resolve claims about the Nissan, Infiniti piece-rate payment lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
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What Is Nissan, Infiniti piece-rate payment Class Action Settlement?
Nissan employees who are paid on a piece-rate basis may be compensated less than minimum wage in violation of state and federal labor laws. According to allegations in a class action lawsuit, Nissan willfully misuses the flat-rate pay system to withhold wages from its technicians for non-flagged hours such as prep and clean up.
Florida, Georgia and Alabama workers who worked for a Nissan or Infiniti dealership at any point from January 2019 to the present could have a legal claim if they were not compensated appropriately under state labor laws. A Nissan piece-rate class action lawsuit could help recover compensation for unpaid minimum wage and more.
What Is This Class Action All About?
Piece-rate compensation is a type of pay in which employers pay their workers based on the item or unit of work completed opposed to paying them at an hourly rate or yearly salary. Although piece-rate compensation is legal, businesses must still comply with minimum wage requirements when paying workers. This means that, based on tracked hours and the number of completed tasks, workers must be paid the equivalent of minimum wage when their hourly rate is calculated.
In 2021, Nissan and Infiniti dealership technicians took legal action against Nissan for allegedly failing to pay them minimum wage due to piece-rate compensation. According to the plaintiffs, Nissan uses the piece-rate payment system to deny full payment to its technicians.
Nissan and Infiniti technicians are allegedly paid per service performed with rates varying based on if the service is covered by warranty or paid by the customer. Although Nissan compensates technicians for the hours spent on these tasks through the piece-rate system, the dealership allegedly forces its employees to perform undocumented and unreimbursed work such as preparing tools, cleaning the workshop or training. As a result, technicians are allegedly paid an hourly rate below the minimum wage required by federal and state laws.
According to the Nissan class action lawsuit, the piece-rate system used to be extremely lucrative for technicians and encouraged them to be efficient with their time. However, over the course of several years, Nissan allegedly changed its policies to force technicians to work more than 40 hours in a week but failed to adjust its compensation model to pay them for this extra work.
“Nissan’s misconduct and misuse of this payment system fails to properly compensate employees for a substantial number of hours worked in the day,” the Nissan piece rate class action lawsuit contends.
Who Is Eligible?
This settlement benefits all class members who are a Florida, Georgia or Alabama resident who worked for a Nissan dealership at any point from January 2019 to the present.
Nissan and Infiniti dealership employees may be able to take legal action if they were not properly compensated under state and federal laws.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
For a class member to partake in this settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form on the settlement website
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like the SEIU data breach class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.