Class Cert. Sought In Grant Thornton Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An audit associate for Grant Thornton LLP has asked a court to certify a class of employees in a wage-and-hour action alleging the accounting giant misclassifies its unlicensed associates as exempt from overtime pay under state labor laws.

In a motion for certification filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, plaintiff Russell Wirth argued that the question of whether the accounting firm misclassified some of its employees as exempt from receiving overtime is a common and predominating question that justifies...
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