Bernar Espanol, et al. v. Avis Budget
Bernar Espanol v. Avis Budget Information
Inc. Case No. 8:10-cv-944T30
Case Synopsis: In general, the Plaintiff, Bernar Espanol, and all others who are similar and consent to their inclusion in the case allege:
- that they worked more than 40 hours a week;
- that they were not paid overtime for work performed after 40 hours in a week;
- were employed under the title “shift manager”
- worked for either Avis or Budget at one of their larger airport locations; and
- were misclassified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Why are they claiming misclassification and overtime? In general, because their duties were like that of an hourly paid employee, for example,
- Mainly cleaning, renting or moving cars;
- Lacking the ability to hire, fire, train or generally perform their jobs without being constantly supervised; and
- Lacking managerial discretion.
On October 18, 2011, the Court conditionally certified their class and will permit Plaintiffs to send out Notices informing potential members of their rights, and that they may be able to join the case by “opting” in through the completion of an opt-in form.
Information about opting into the lawsuit, factual witnesses, information about the case in general or for any other information you seek about the case should be directed to:
Thomas G. Moukawsher