Verizon Call Workers Denied Class Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A Verizon Communications Inc. call center employee has lost a bid to conditionally certify a collective action accusing the telecommunications company and staffing agency PDS Technical Services Inc. of violating federal labor laws by failing to pay personal account managers overtime wages.

District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Sept. 10 approved a report and recommendation prepared July 29 by Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo finding that the class was inappropriate for certification because the workers...
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