Judge Bats Down Class Status Bid In Hewitt OT Case

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 2:58 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid to certify a nationwide class of thousands of customer service associates in a case alleging human resources and consulting firm Hewitt Associates LLC routinely failed to pay overtime, determining that it was unclear whether similarly situated employees wanted to join the suit.

Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Wednesday denied the motion for conditional certification of a collective action without prejudice because the four named plaintiffs, who only worked...
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