Cision Can't Narrow Sales Reps' Nationwide Collective OT Suit

Law360 (May 5, 2021, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Cision failed to convince a New York federal judge to narrow a proposed nationwide collective of sales representatives accusing the public relations software and services provider of refusing to pay proper overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week.

In an opinion and order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis J. Liman said the Cision Ltd. sales representatives had sufficiently alleged that they faced a common policy around the U.S. depriving them of pay, even if they had submitted declarations from employees in only three states.

"There is no evidence that the three offices involved were idiosyncratic in their compensation...

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