Class Action

Helion Technologies Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

Helion Technologies

Employees of Helion Technologies, Inc. filed a class action lawsuit over the company's failure to pay overtime wages.  


The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl has filed a complaint against Helion Technologies, Inc. alleging the company failed to pay overtime to desktop support technicians and other employees within the last three years. The lawsuit is seeking unpaid wages and liquidated damages for similarly situated employees who were illegally denied overtime payments. If you worked at this company and did not receive overtime pay for overtime hours you worked, you may be able to join this lawsuit to pursue what you are owed. Your consultation with our firm is completely free and comes with no obligation to join the lawsuit, so there is no risk in contacting us to discuss your options.

Our unpaid overtime lawyers in Maryland have helped many employees recover the overtime wages they were unlawfully denied, this includes a $620,000 settlement for commission salespersons at Ashley Furniture. We have successfully handled numerous class and collective actions in the Baltimore-Washington area and are committed to aggressively pursuing the fair compensation you deserve.

Complete a Free Case Evaluation form today or call us at 410-244-7005.

Details on the Helion Complaint

The complaint was filed on Oct. 23, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern Division) on behalf of two employees and all similarly situated employees. The main allegation in the complaint is that Helion Technologies, an information technology service company that provides support to car dealerships, did not provide overtime compensation to the following types of employees:

  • Desktop Support Technicians/Engineers
  • Systems Support Technicians/Engineers
  • Outsource Field Technicians/Specialists
  • Other employees who held similar job titles

According to the complaint, the company intentionally misclassified these positions as salaried instead of hourly. The company then failed to pay these employees time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 in a week. This violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal law that sets minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

Helion changed the classification of some technicians so they would be considered hourly employees. However, the complaint says these reclassified employees are still owed backpay for the overtime hours they worked when they were classified as salaried.

Anyone who was a desktop support technician/engineer, systems support technician/engineer, outsource field technician/specialist or performed duties similar to these positions at any point in the last three years and was not paid overtime for overtime hours worked may be able to join this class action.

Our trusted attorneys can review your situation in a free legal consultation to determine your options. If you were wrongfully denied overtime and can join the lawsuit, we are prepared to pursue the wages you are owed and other damages you may be entitled through the Helion class action lawsuit. You work hard and deserve to be paid the wages you are owed under the law.

We are prepared to manage every step of the legal process on your behalf. We have in-depth knowledge about federal and state overtime laws and how they apply to individual cases.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl today for a free consultation. Call 410-244-7005.

Federal Overtime Laws

Under the FLSA, all employees who are non-exempt must be paid one and a half times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week. In other words, if you make $15 per hour, your employer must pay you $22.50 per hour for every overtime hour worked in a week.

The law prohibits employers from paying you for the average number of hours you worked in a two-week period. Otherwise, an employee could work over 40 hours one week and 40 hours or less the next week and the employer could pay the person for the average hours worked. This would allow employers to get out of paying overtime.

However, the law includes a variety of exemptions for employees who fit certain criteria. Employers are not required to pay these employees overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week.

For example, certain computer employees are exempt from overtime, including those who receive at least $455 per week or $27.63 per hour and work as computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers or in positions that use similar skills and perform the following duties:

  • Using systems analysis techniques, like consulting with users to determine hardware or software specifications
  • Documenting, analyzing, creating, designing, testing or making changes to computer systems or programs based on specifications for system design or specifications from users
  • Modifying, creating, designing, testing or documenting computer programs related to machine-operating systems

The knowledgeable lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl understand the rules for overtime exemptions and how to determine if you are a non-exempt employee who is entitled to overtime. Contact us today to find out about joining the Helion unpaid overtime lawsuit.

Call the firm today for a free legal consultation. 410-244-7005.

Damages for Unpaid Overtime

When employees are denied overtime wages they are entitled under the law, they may decide to take legal action to recover those wages. You worked overtime hours and you deserve to be paid what the law says you should be paid.

However, employees often do not realize they may be entitled to liquidated damages from their employer. Liquidated damages are equal to the amount of unpaid wages. For example, if an employee is owed $2,000 in overtime wages, he or she may also be owed $2,000 in liquidated damages.

If you join the Helion class action, our attorneys can also pursue compensation for attorney fees and court costs, to cover our costs for investigating and filing the lawsuit and any costs incurred by the court.

Schedule a free consultation to find out how much compensation you may be entitled. Call 410-244-7005.

Contact Us About the Helion Class Action Lawsuit

Employers who do not pay their employees the overtime wages they are entitled to should be held accountable for violating the FLSA. Employees should also be awarded the compensation they are owed for being denied wages.

Our firm is pursuing a class and collective action lawsuit against Helion Technologies for failing to pay certain workers overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a week. Some employees were also misclassified as exempt even though they were not.

If you worked at this company and think you were wrongfully denied overtime in the last three years, contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl today for a free, no obligation legal consultation to discuss your legal options. We can determine if you have the right to join the class action lawsuit and pursue fair compensation.

To join the case, click here.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.



Our Offices

Local phone 410-244-7005
36 South Charles Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21201

Local phone 757-397-6424
355 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704