Citizens Bank Workers Win Class Cert. In OT Fight

Law360, New York (September 3, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Assistant branch managers suing Citizens Financial Group Inc. for overtime pay have received conditional class certification, opening the case to thousands of opt-in plaintiffs in all nine states where the bank has retail branches.

On Thursday, Judge Gary Lancaster of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania approved a representative class of assistant bank managers, discounting Citizens’ contention that collective certification is unsuitable because individual branches are responsible for any departure from the lawful company policies.

“The court concludes that plaintiffs have satisfied...
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