ST. LOUIS — Trustees of a labor group are suing Blast Technology Inc., citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.
Greater St. Louis Construction Laborers Welfare Fund, et al, filed a complaint June 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against the defendant, alleging that the company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as employees bound by the collective bargaining agreement, they failed to receive benefit contributions for the months of March, April and June 2014.
The plaintiffs holds Blast Technology responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay monthly payments to the employee benefit fund, failed submit monthly report forms and failed to provide permission to the plaintiffs to perform a financial examination of the books and records periodically to ensure payments have been properly made in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for the amount found owing according to the accounting, requiring to submit reports for the month of June 2014, plus all other amounts found to be owed and for such other and further relief as the court may consider appropriate under the circumstances. They are represented by Sherrie A. Hall of Hammond and Shinners PC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-01609-DDN