The producers of reality TV shows "Big Law: Deputy Butterbean," "Big Sexy" and "Hotel Impossible" are locked in a labor dispute with the Writers Guild of America, East.
The WGA, East said it filed "unfair labor practice charges" with the National Labor Relations Board against Atlas Media Corp. for "continued violation of labor laws" in New York City.
"Atlas Media Corporation is operating as if labor law does not exist in NYC,” said Justin Molito, organizing director of the WGA, East in a statement. “They have repeatedly violated laws, including mis-classifying employees as independent contractors and neglecting to pay overtime."
The guild said it has attempted for more than a year to bargain a contract on behalf of Atlas employees and alleged that the company had thwarted its efforts.