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Spotify Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Employee Mistreatment

Matthew Elias submitted the lawsuit both on his behalf and on behalf of “all others similarly situated and allegedly aggrieved,” according to court documents shared with Digital Music News. In the filing, Elias, who says he was a nonexempt employee for Spotify between July 2016 and July 2018, alleges that he was misclassified as an independent contractor roughly one year into his tenure.

Accordingly, Elias and his counsel believe that he should be compensated for Spotify’s failure to provide him with the same benefits that other nonexempt employees receive under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These protections include appropriate overtime pay (one and a half times hourly compensation for workweeks over 40 hours in length), meal breaks, rest breaks, and more.

Read the source article at Digital Music News

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