Sing Tao Papers Sales Rep Loses Cert. Bid In OT Suit

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has rejected a bid for collective action certification from a former Sing Tao Newspapers New York Ltd. employee who accused the company of failing to pay advertising sales representatives the required minimum wage or a premium rate for overtime hours.

However, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York left the door open for plaintiff Wei Chu Wang to renew the motion after limited discovery, according to an order issued Tuesday.

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