IT Workers Win Certification Against Baker Hughes

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a class in a collective action filed by one current and one former employee against Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. for allegedly failing to pay overtime to its information technology support staff.

Magistrate Judge Stephen Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday certified a narrower conditional class than the plaintiffs originally requested, but rejected Baker Hughes' arguments that no class should be certified at all. The decision allows potential class members to be...
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