Centerline Cellphone-Tower Workers Win Cert. In OT Suit

Law360 (March 28, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Workers who constructed and maintained cellphone towers in nearly 30 states for Centerline Communications LLC secured a judge's approval Wednesday to collectively sue the company in Massachusetts federal court for allegedly refusing to pay them overtime for their long drives back from job sites in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs certified a class of tower technicians and foremen who worked for the telecommunications servicer outside its headquarter state of Massachusetts between Oct. 26, 2012, and April 20, 2016. Those employees can opt into the federal suit claiming Centerline violated the FLSA by failing to...

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