VIP Wireless Trims But Can't Nix OT Collective Suit

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has brought VIP Wireless LLC 300 one step closer to ridding itself of a putative collective action over alleged overtime pay violations, ruling that because the company is a retail store it might be exempt from federal labor laws.

Judge William L. Standish of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted limited summary judgment to VIP Wireless on Tuesday, saying there is abundant evidence that it satisfies the first prong of the Retail and Services Establishment Exemption set out...
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