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Workers and former workers protested Wednesday outside Fulfillment America, in Billerica, which hired them through Job Done. Brian Healy (top) met with them.
Workers and former workers protested Wednesday outside Fulfillment America, in Billerica, which hired them through Job Done. Brian Healy (top) met with them.Photos by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

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About a year ago, a worker sued a Billerica packaging company and the temporary employment agency that placed her there, claiming she was owed thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime. Now, with more employees expected to join the suit, the temp agency is offering to pay 25 cents on the dollar for any overtime they might be entitled to recover.

That, however, is not sitting well with lawyers and workers involved in the case, who Wednesday protested at packaging company, Fulfillment America, Inc., and delivered a letter demanding that former and current employees get all the overtime they are owed. The workers are among an increasing number who are reporting employers for violations of state and federal wage laws.

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