Administrative Assistant Hits Blackstone With OT Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 1:04 PM EST) -- The Blackstone Group LP has been hit with a putative class action alleging the investment firm fails to pay its administrative assistants overtime wages.

Former lead administrative assistant Hope Smith filed a complaint on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts accusing the financial giant of misclassifying its administrative assistants as exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law.

The complaint alleges Blackstone itself determined that Smith had been mischaracterized as exempt from overtime, but...
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