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Editor’s note: We received the following information from Chris Wolcott, with the Wolcott Law Firm, which represents the plaintiff in this case. “Mr. Manoloff tried for two to three weeks to resolve this matter internally with Erwin Hymer Group. They elected to force him to live without pay he earned. You might be surprised that — due to his success as a sales rep — he is owed approximately $50,000 in unpaid commissions in addition to his vacation time and 10 days of pay. The complaint seeks recovery of these full amounts. As is standard pleading practice, we also asked for the penalties associated with failure to timely pay employees wages owed. He is at great financial risk because of the non-payment of wages over the course of a year. Mr. Manoloff did not want to file suit. Sometimes you don’t have any other options. What might you do if your employer confirmed it owed you money but refused to pay you? That was the situation that Mr. Manoloff brought to my law firm. My firm makes no apologies for holding companies accountable when they violate an employee’s rights.”
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dan Manoloff, a former sales representative for Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) filed suit in federal court Feb. 14 accusing the company of failing to pay wages and bonuses owed, RV Daily Report has learned.
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and accuses the company of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and Indiana minimum wage law.
According to the complaint, Manoloff sold RVs on behalf of EHGNA to RV dealers throughout the Midwest and eastern United States.
He claims he was not paid for hours worked from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25, nor did the company pay for his accrued vacation time. He is seeking wages and penalties exceeding $150,000.
Manoloff is seeking a jury trial.