United Auto Gets OT Collective Action Decertified

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has decertified a collective action accusing auto financing company United Auto Credit Corp. of misclassifying low-level supervisors as exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that the actual work performed by the 120 opt-in plaintiffs varied significantly from branch to branch, making the case unsuitable for certification.

“It is difficult to see how a class action could proceed fairly and efficiently, given that each...
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