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Employee files suit against A M Communications over allegedly unlawful pay practices

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 27, 2018

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CHARLESTON – A service technician for a Suddenlink Communications subcontractor alleges he was not paid in a timely manner.

Jason Watzlavik, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint in the Kanawha Circuit Court against A M Communications LTD alleging violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began his employment with the defendant in April 2016 as a service technician. He alleges he was not paid for a significant amount of work, including travel time to customers' homes or time needed to complete reports.

The plaintiff holds A M Communications LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly illegally deducted from employees' paychecks the costs of equipment required to do their job and forced employees to wait three pay periods before they were paid.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiff and his counsel as representatives, award for damages, interest, attorney's fees and such other just and equitable relief. He is represented by W. Stuart Calwell, David H. Carriger and D, Christopher Hedges of The Calwell Practice LC in Charleston and D. Adrian Hoosier II of Lord Hoosier PC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-1735

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