Gannett Call Center Workers Get Class Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360 (January 25, 2021, 1:47 PM EST) -- Gannett Co. Inc. must face a class action from call center workers who said the USA Today publisher made them log into computer programs and review emails before clocking in, after a Kentucky federal judge ruled that they met the bar for initial certification.

In an order on Friday, U.S. District Judge Benjamin Beaton said the call center workers' Fair Labor Standards Act claims had survived Gannett's arguments against conditional certification, which the judge said the company could pursue later.

"At this stage Gannett offers no undisputed evidence or argument indicating that plaintiffs' allegations — if proven true — would fail...

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