Avnet Sales Rep's OT Suit Left Hanging By A Thread

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 3:20 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sliced into a wage-and-hour suit filed by a former sales and marketing representative at electronics distributor Avnet Inc., dismissing her state law claims and preventing her from notifying hundreds of fellow workers of the proposed collective action.

Michelle Colson’s claim that Avnet violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying its SMRs as exempt from overtime pay requirements survived “by the thinnest of threads,” said Judge Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in a ruling...
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