Jimmy John's Managers Get Conditional Cert. In OT Case

By Shayna Posses (February 21, 2019, 5:10 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has granted conditional certification in a collective action accusing Jimmy John's franchisees of misclassifying assistant store managers as exempt from overtime pay, saying the workers sufficiently showed they were subject to the same unlawful policy.

U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough held Wednesday that three former Jimmy John's assistant store managers provided enough evidence to suggest that they are similarly situated to other potential members of their collective class, giving them permission to send notices to other possible plaintiffs and start conducting discovery.

"Because plaintiffs have made a modest factual showing that they and the putative collective...

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