Call Center Workers Hit Stream Global With OT Action

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT) -- Employees of Stream Global Services hit the business process outsourcing provider with a class action Tuesday in Oregon, claiming it failed to compensate employees for time spent booting up the computers on which they clock in.

Lead plaintiff Charles A. Burke and a putative class of at least 40 hourly call center employees contend Stream chose to use software instead of an external time clock, thereby failing to compensate workers for time spent before clocking in, in violation of Oregon wage-and-hour laws.

“[Stream is] aware that...
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