Intertek Inspectors Win Conditional Cert. In Overtime Pay Suit

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge granted conditional certification Tuesday to a nationwide class of oil and chemical inspectors for materials testing company Intertek USA Inc., which is accused of diluting their rate of overtime pay by classifying part of their income as reimbursed expenses.

The lawsuit alleges that in addition to expecting employees to complete uncompensated work at home, Intertek provided employees with auto and meal allowances that served as compensation rather than reimbursements but did not affect the calculation of overtime wages.

Intertek sought to prevent...
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