• David Manes

Stehle v. Star Transportation Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2015 PRESS RELEASE FORMER EMPLOYEE FILES SUIT AGAINST STAR TRANSPORTATION GROUP FOR WAGE PAYMENT VIOLATIONS PITTSBURGH, PA, December 8, 2015 – Mark Stehle filed a wrongful termination suit including claims for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collecton Act against Star Transportation Group. alleging failure to pay wages as well as wrongful termination in retaliation against Mr. Stehle for filing a complaint with the Department of Labor.

Mr. Stehle began working for Star Transportation Group in 2011 as a shuttle bus driver. He worked significantly over forty hours per week, every week, but was never paid for this. Star Transportation Group claimed Mr. Stehle was an independent contractor, although it had full control over his routes, the vehicle he drove, the start and end time for his work every day, and virtually every other facet of Mr. Stehle’s employment.

Mr. Stehle raised the issue of failure to pay the full wages he was entitled to several times with the ownership of Star Transportation Group. He was terminated after contacting the Department of Labor to notify it of the situation.

Mr. Stehle is represented by Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC, a Pittsburgh-based law firm focused on representing employees and protecting employee rights. The attorney on this case is Elizabeth Pollock-Avery, Esq.

The case was filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas but has since been moved to the United State District Court for Western Pennsylvania. A digital copy of the filed complaint here: Stehle v. Star Transportation Group Complaint

For more information about this case, contact Elizabeth Pollock-Avery at (412) 626-5580 or at ep@lawkm.com.

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