Settlement In Pitney Bowes OT Action Gets Initial OK

By Jocelyn Allison (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has preliminarily approved a $180,635 settlement between Pitney Bowes Inc. — the largest supplier of postage meters and mailing machines in the U.S. — and a class of employees who sued for overtime wages.

Judge Richard J. Holwell of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday conditionally certified a class of about 170 field product specialists and other employees who worked for the company in similar positions in New York starting on Oct. 3, 2001.

The settlement seeks to resolve allegations that Pitney Bowes failed to pay employees proper overtime wages for time...

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