Trucking School Sideswiped By FLSA Complaint

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Former employees of Arizona-based truck driving school American Institute of Technology Inc. have filed a collective action claiming the company misclassified them as exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Admissions representatives and other employees at AIT routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving any overtime pay, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

AIT's executive management encourages the wrongful classification of nonexempt employees and promulgates policies that allow such violations to...
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