Chauffeurs Denied Conditional Cert. Bid In OT Case
By Jonathan Randles
Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge refused Tuesday to grant conditional certification to a group of sedan and limousine drivers who allege chauffeur service Sunny's Executive Sedan Service Inc. stiffed them on overtime pay, ruling the plaintiffs' job duties and terms of employment were too varied to proceed as a collective action.
In a four-page decision, U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton said the drivers “are not appropriate class representatives” because they worked for Sunny's under different contract agreements, had different compensation arrangements, drove different vehicles and worked...