Ecolab Accused Of Denying Maintenance Workers OT Pay

Law360, Los Angeles (September 14, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Three Ecolab Inc. employees on Tuesday launched a collective action in New York federal court accusing the water, hygiene and energy services company of systematically denying its maintenance workers overtime pay by misclassifying them as exempt from federal wage laws.

Ecolab has had a nationwide policy that deprives its route managers, who perform maintenance and repair services on commercial dish-washing equipment, overtime premiums for hours they worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, the suit says. The lawsuit seeks certification of a nationwide class...
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