AmEx, Travel Agency Unit Face FLSA Class Action

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT) -- American Express Co. and its travel agency subsidiary were hit with a proposed class action Monday accusing them of wrongly classifying nonmanagerial employees to avoid paying them overtime salary, in violation of federal and California labor laws.

AmEx and American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. misclassified workers under three types of state and federal overtime law exemptions: outside sales representatives, administrative and executive. But none of the three classifications accurately reflected the work performed by the companies' so-called Job Band 30 workers, according to the...
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