Monday, August 15, 2011

DST Systems Layoffs, age based

The Paulus Law Firm is currently investigating DST Systems following a series of layoffs by DST Systems that our current clients claim were based on age. If you've been terminated or laid off by DST Systems and feel that your termination was based in part on your age, please contact the Paulus Law Firm at

Sunday, June 19, 2011

CSC Class Action

We've expanded our CSC class action to include all hourly employees nationwide. Please contact us if you are a current or former CSC employee who worked off the clock.

The case is Jennifer Tommey v. Computer Sciences Corp., case number 2:11-cv-02214 in U.S. District Court for the District Court for the District of Kansas.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Kansas Department of Corrections under Fire

Kansas Department of Corrections has come under fire when former inmates filed lawsuits claiming their constitutional rights were violated they were forced to engage in sexual conduct with prison employees. KDOC were found guildty of having unlawful sexual relations with at least one female inmate at a Topeka prison. The lawsuite claims that the Warden was aware that the plaintiffs were being "incarcerated under conditions posing a substantial risk of serious harm."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Missouri Human Rights Act

Governer Nixon states that proposed changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act is "unacceptable". Senante Bill 188 would strike case law and changes state statutes that currently offer Missouri workers more protections than federal law if they are discriminated against or wrongfully discharged. The proposed law caps recoveries for wrong doing and makes it more difficult for employees to win lawsuits agaisnt violating employers. Governer Nixon said the bill would undermine current law under the Missouri Human Rights Act. "This bill would make it harder to prove discrimination in the workplace, and would throw new hurdles in the path of those whose rights have been violated," Nixon said. "that is unacceptable." This author agrees with Governer Nixon's assessment and hopes his veto will prevent Missouri from taking a step backwards in the struggle for Civil Rights. I can only assume that Sen. Brad Lager (R-Savannah), the bills sponsor, was pandering to big business when he proposed this new bill.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Working off the Clock

Is your employer requireing you to work off the clock? We first saw this situation arising in cases where an employer required an employee to shower in and out from work and then put on a uniform of some sort prior to punching in to start their shift. This type of practice required the employee to be at the place of employment 30 minutes to an hour prior to starting their shift just so that they could start on time. In essence this caused the employee to work off the clock. The employee is entitled to recover twice the amount owed for these hours (many of which were overtime hours), and attorneys fees.

We are seeing a new type of case arise where call center employees are being forced to arrive at work before their shifts start to complete administrative functions. They are also forced or encouraged to complete other essential administrative tasks during lunches, breaks, and after their shift ends. If you think that you may be working off the clock please call the Paulus Law Firm at 816-581-4040 and visit our website at