ABM Janitors Win Collective Certification In FLSA Case

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 6:32 PM EST) -- A judge has granted collective certification to a class of up to 2,500 janitors in a suit accusing cleaning services provider ABM Industries Inc. of violating federal wage-and-hour laws by scrimping on overtime pay.

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled Friday that the plaintiff janitors had met the requirements for conditional certification of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act based on their claims that ABM maintained a policy of not paying employees for...
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