Blackout Investigations & Security Services Inc.

Blackout Investigations & Security Services Inc.


This class and collective lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages for Blackout Investigations employees who were not paid full overtime premium pay. The lawsuit is going forward in the United States District Court in Maryland. The lawsuit alleges that Blackout Investigations violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Maryland law. It is anticipated that the company will deny violating any laws.

If you worked as an hourly employee of Blackout Investigations during the past three years and wish to be covered by this lawsuit, you can call us at (215) 866-1551 so we can answer any questions you have and make sure you are eligible to participate. More information and case updates are available below:

Case Updates

AUG 28, 2019

Today, our firm, along with co-counsel Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., filed a class and collective action lawsuit against Blackout Investigations & Security Services Inc. in the United States District Court for Maryland. The lawsuit seeks to recover overtime overtime wages. A copy of the Complaint is available below.

DEC 27, 2019

Today, the Defendant filed an Answer to the Complaint. In the Answer, Defendant denies violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below

FEB 13, 2020

Today we participated in a scheduling conference with the Judge overseeing this lawsuit. It is anticipated that he will issue a scheduling order in the coming weeks.

MAY 12, 2020

Today we filed a stipulation to conditional certification of the proposed FLSA collective action in this case. Once the Court approves the stipulation, notices will be sent to covered workers of the company. If you have any questions if you are covered by this case, please call our office at (215) 866-1551.

NOV 10, 2020

Today, the federal Judge overseeing the lawsuit issued an order conditionally certifying a collective in this case under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Notice of this lawsuit will now be sent to potentially covered workers in the coming weeks. The deadline to join the case under the FLSA will be January 19, 2021.

JAN 20, 2021

We are happy to announce that a total of 25 individuals are now covered by this case.

SEP 3, 2021

If you should have any questions about the status of this case, please call our office at (215) 866-1551.

Case Documents

  • “Winebrake & Santillo has a considerable record in employment matters.” - Ricci v. Newrez LLC, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 186727, at *23 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 17, 2023)
  • “Have significant experience in similar matters under the [Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act]” - Torres v. Brandsafway Indus. LLC, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10631, at *8 (W.D. Pa. Jan. 20, 2023).
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