Ernst & Young Gets Ex-Staffers' OT Suit Thrown Out

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a putative wage-and-hour class action brought by two former Ernst & Young LLP audit support employees, ruling they couldn't bring suit because of arbitration agreements they had made with the company.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte on Tuesday tossed the suit brought by Stephen Morris and Kelly McDaniel, who accused Ernst & Young of failing to pay overtime. The former audit staff members were instructed to take their case to arbitration if they wanted to proceed.

The plaintiffs'...
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