Mortgage Zone Loan Officers Win Cert. In FLSA Action

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 4:32 PM EST) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a collective action brought by a group of Mortgage Zone Inc. loan officers accusing the mortgage lender of violating federal and state labor laws by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Judge Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Monday ruled that the plaintiffs had satisfied their burden of proof for collective action certification, and approved the distribution of a “notice of lawsuit with opportunity to join” to the hundreds...
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