GEICO Settles Wage Suit Over Meal Break Claims For$155K

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GEICO Settles Wage Suit Over Meal Break Claims For $155K – Law360– February 11, 2022

Law360 (February 11, 2022, 2:01 PM EST) — A group of workers reached a $155,000 deal withGEICO to individually settle their wage suit filed in California federal court, where the employeesaccused the company of requiring them to work through meal breaks, leaving them underpaid. 

Judge OKs $1.7M Settlement In Nelnet Call Center OT Suit

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Judge OKs $1.7M Settlement In Nelnet Call Center OT Suit – Law360– February 10, 2022

Law360 (February 10, 2022, 7:55 PM EST) — Student loan servicer Nelnet has agreed to settle acollective action accusing the company of failing to pay call center employees overtime wages, with aColorado federal judge giving final approval to the nearly $1.7 million settlement Thursday.

10th Circ. Offers Rare Precedent For Call Center Wage Cases

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10th Circ. Offers Rare Precedent For Call Center Wage Cases – Law360– November 1, 2021

Call center workers’ claims that employers failed to pay for pre-shift time spent booting up computers could gain more traction after the Tenth Circuit said that such work is compensable and that even small amounts of time can be estimated, workers’ attorneys say, though employers’ attorneys say defense remain.

10th Circ. Revives Workers’ Preshift Wage Claims

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10th Circ. Revives Workers’ Preshift Wage Claims – Law360– October 12, 2021

Even a small amount of time call center workers spent starting their computers is compensable, the Tenth Circuit ruled, finding that a student loan company isn’t free from isn’t free from its legal obligation to pay them for the pre-shift work they performed.

U.S. Bancorp Assistant Managers Get Collective Status in OT Suit

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U.S. Bancorp Assistant Managers Get Collective Status in OT Suit – Bloomberg Law News– August 19, 2021

1. Employees seek wages for off-the-clock work

2. Bank’s OT policies at issues in FLSA case 

A group of U.S. Bancorp assistant branch managers in five states may proceed as a certified Fair Labor Standards Act collective on claims that the bank shortchanged them on overtime pay for off-the-clock work, a federal judge in Seattle ruled. 

Bayada Home Health Care Workers Get Cert. In OT Suit

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Bayada Home Health Care Workers Get Cert. In OT Suit – Law360 – August 9, 2021

A New Jersey federal judge has granted final certification to a pair of classes suing Bayada Home Health Care over claims the business violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying some employees as overtime exempt instead of nonexempt.