DirecTV Installers Win Initial Cert. In FLSA Action

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 1:57 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted conditional certification to a class of technicians alleging Multiband Corp. ran a scheme to unlawfully deny them overtime pay while they performed installation and maintenance work for DirecTV Inc.

In an order issued Thursday, Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota said named plaintiff Carlton J. Edwards had established a “colorable basis” that the technicians were the victims of a single decision or plan by Multiband to illegally withhold overtime pay, also noting that...
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