The lawsuit has been filed against SGS North America Inc., which has been inspecting the New York Harbor and its waters since the 1970s. The suit was filed in federal court in the Tampa Division, and was successful in a jury awarding the inspector 126,000 dollars in back overtime pay. However, it is unclear whether the settlement will affect other inspectors.
The SGS North America Inc. is a global company that offers consultancy, auditing, certification, testing, and calibration services. Its services are used in various industries, including automotive, consumer goods, and oil and gas. It also offers training and research services.