First Transit Drivers Get Conditional Cert. In OT Lawsuit

Law360 (January 14, 2021, 3:01 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge has conditionally certified a proposed class of paratransit drivers suing Ohio-based First Transit Inc. seeking overtime pay for hours spent waiting around for additional routes.

U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond granted the preliminary certification to the proposed opt-in class of First Transit employees providing services for people with disabilities from 13 facilities in nine states, in a suit that claimed the company had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay overtime for what it called "O time": hours drivers were waiting for any unscheduled rides to become available.

Judge Diamond ordered First Transit...

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