Loan Officers Win Cert. In First Option FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Loan officers with First Option Mortgage LLC have won conditional certification in a collective action claiming the Atlanta-based mortgage lender shortchanged them on overtime pay and forced them to work off the clock.

Judge Jean C. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted the certification Friday to all those employed as loan officers with the company within the past three years.

The action, brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, could be comprised of as many as 335 current and...
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