Security Technicians

Security Installers & Security Guards are Entitled to Overtime Wages

Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law are familiar with representing security technicians in claims for overtime.  Currently, Sosa-Morris Neuman represents security technicians who were not paid overtime while employed by Point Security.  Security technicians at Point Secuirty were paid on a piece-rate basis.  This means they were paid per house or per job completed and were not paid overtime.  Read more about the lawsuit against Point Security here.  

Under federal wage and hour laws, all employees are entitled to one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (overtime) unless the employer can prove that they are exempt under specific categories in accordance with the federal wage and hour laws.  Typical mistakes made by security companies are: 

  1. Pay the technician a piece-rate and no overtime (as is the case with Point Security); 
  2. Misclassify their workers as “independent contractors” and fail to pay them overtime;
  3. Pay their workers straight time for overtime;
  4. fail to pay their workers for their standby time.  Illegally, the employer will only pay the technician for his or her time spent installing, but not the pre-shift work  such as picking up the installation equipment from the employer’s warehouse or the time in between installation jobs.   See the “off the clock” section of our website for more information regarding compensable work time.

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