Verizon Fails To Squash Cable Installers' OT Claims

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that for the purposes of a Fair Labor Standards Act suit, Verizon Inc. may be an employer of a group of laborers who installed fiber-optic cable for a Verizon contractor in Maryland and claim they were not paid overtime.

Judge Deborah K. Chasanow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Friday denied Verizon's motion for to dismiss the FLSA claims in the suit, finding that the plaintiffs, a group of seven laborers who worked for contractor Utilities...
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