Illinois Tool's FLSA Math Left Out Bonus: Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Illinois Tool Works Inc. has been hit with a collective action alleging it failed to pay its employees adequate overtime.

The complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Signode Packaging Systems, which is owned by Illinois Tool Works, neglected to calculate incentive bonuses into the hourly wages of its employees in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

"Plaintiffs and all other members of the plaintiff class, known and unknown, routinely did not have their bonus payments...
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