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Staff Designer Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Michaud, Cooley, Erickson & Associates Inc.


Suit alleges company does not provide employees with overtime premiums for hours worked over forty in a work week

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 15, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — A former employee of Michaud, Cooley, Erickson & Associates, Inc. (“Michaud”) filed a class and collective action lawsuit on April 13, 2016 in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for violations of federal and state overtime laws, seeking unpaid overtime pay on behalf of himself and all similarly situated employees who worked for Michaud within the past three years, as well as damages and other relief on behalf of himself for claims of retaliation.

In the complaint, the plaintiff, a former staff designer, alleges that Michaud failed to pay him and similarly situated hourly employees the legally required overtime premium of one-and-one-half times their regular hourly rates for all overtime hours worked. He alleges Michaud only paid him “straight time” for his work hours. The plaintiff seeks unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages.

Plaintiff’s attorney Rebekah Bailey stated, “We believe Michaud short changed its employees by failing to pay them overtime premiums in compliance with state and federal law. Through this lawsuit, we seek to recover unpaid overtime premiums.”

Plaintiff is represented by Matthew H. Morgan, Reena I. Desai and Rebekah L. Bailey from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. The case is entitled, Brodsho v. Michaud, Cooley, Erickson & Associates Inc. No.: 0-16-cv-00967-PAM-BRT (District of Minnesota).

Additional information about how to make a claim in the case may be found at or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.

Nichols Kaster is a nationally recognized plaintiffs firm that focuses on representing employees and consumers whose rights have been violated. The firm was selected as a member of the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List, ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, selected as a top plaintiffs’ employment law firm by Law360 and named one the top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal and

The firm is led by its partners, who are regularly selected by their peers as Super Lawyers, and sit on the boards of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of Employment Lawyers, the ABA Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee and the Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Consumer Litigation Section.