DirecTech Settles Technicians' OT Class Action

Law360 (April 4, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday preliminarily signed off on a $485,010 deal between satellite television installer DirecTech Delaware Inc. and technicians who alleged the company failed to pay them overtime.

Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. granted preliminary approval to a $485,010 settlement that resolves the technicians' claims against DirecTech, now known as Multiband NE Inc.

Judge O'Toole also granted preliminary certification to a settlement class that comprises all job-based technicians employed by the company in Massachusetts at any time between Aug. 10, 2006, and Jan. 31, 2009. The class includes 320 individuals, according to court documents.

The lawsuit, filed in...

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