In December 2014, five technicians filed a lawsuit in federal court against Johnson Controls, a global provider of HVAC, electrical and security systems and services. The Plaintiffs allege that although they performed relatively low-level manual labor such as installing and repairing electrical systems, they were paid as “exempt” clerical employees. As such, they did not receive prevailing wages for work performed on public works projects, including New York and Pennsylvania public schools, the New York Power Authority and New York state medical facilities.
If this case does not reach a fair and equitable settlement, the Plaintiffs anticipate seeking certification of a class. If you worked for Johnson Controls or performed similar electrical or mechanical work on public works sites in New York or the surrounding areas, or if you are interested in learning more about this case, please contact our office at (212) 385-9700 or by e-mail through our website inquiry form.