Ark. Judge Makes U-Turn On Decertifying Jet Maker Workers

Law360 (August 31, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge backtracked Friday on part of an earlier decision that trimmed two of three classes from a collective action accusing a Dassault Aviation business jet unit of wrongly classifying workers as overtime exempt, saying he had wrongly decertified one of the two groups.

U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes granted the workers' request that he reconsider the portion of a weeks-old ruling that decertified a collective of so-called team leaders who were pursuing wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act against Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

Instead, the judge agreed with the plaintiffs’ argument that he was wrong to...

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