FTS Technicians' OT Action Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 3:52 PM EST) -- UniTek USA LLC and its FTS USA LLC unit have failed to secure the dismissal of an opt-in class action of about 300 technicians who claim the cable installation company withheld wages for overtime and nonproductive work hours.

Judge Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee denied FTS' motion for summary judgment on Monday, finding the plaintiffs had offered enough evidence to calculate classwide damages, even if their estimate of uncompensated overtime is inexact.

The judge also shot down...
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