Ex-Lamar worker files class action complaint

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HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Lamar Construction employee in Colorado is complaining that the company violated federal law by failing to notify workers 60 days before mass layoffs.

The Hudsonville company shut down and filed for bankruptcy last week. When the company closed after Fifth Third Bank canceled its credit, 293 employees abruptly lost their jobs.

A former employee in Lamar’s Colorado operation, Kyle Chism, has filed a class action complaint for all employees with the Bankruptcy Court. He wants the Bankruptcy Court to allow a wage claim for up to $12,450 for every worker.

Lamar filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means the court will divide what’s left of the company’s value among creditors.

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