7th Circ. Affirms Bankers’ OT Class Despite Dukes

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 3:45 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit upheld the certification of two classes of bank employees under Illinois state law in an overtime case Friday, the first time a circuit court has addressed the application of the Walmart v. Dukes commonality analysis to wage-and-hour class actions.

The court affirmed the certification ruling against RBS Citizens NA, doing business as Charter One, which is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law by denying employees overtime pay to which they were entitled. The certification of...
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