Counselors Hit University Of Phoenix With FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 4:51 PM EDT) -- A group of former academic counselors at the University of Phoenix has filed a putative class action alleging that the online university failed to pay proper overtime compensation.

Four former academic and enrollment counselors filed a lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claiming that the institution’s wage policies violate the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The University of Phoenix, owned by Apollo Group Inc., operates primarily online and provides graduate and undergraduate degrees through Internet-based coursework, though it also has...
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