Cogent Hit With Calif. Class Action Over Unpaid OT

Law360, New York (May 13, 2014, 4:32 PM ET) -- Cogent Communications Inc. unlawfully withheld overtime payments from its California employees and purposely kept them in the dark on the state’s labor laws, according to a proposed class action lodged against the Internet service provider in California federal court Monday.

The suit, brought by 16 former employees, alleges that they and other account managers were routinely required to work more than eight hours per day and 40 hours per week, but received the same salary regardless of the hours worked. Cogent knew that none of these...
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