KPMG Hit With OT Action By Associates

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A former KPMG LLP associate accused the accounting firm on Tuesday in New York federal court of withholding overtime wages for a putative class of entry-level employees in its advisory services business, following a nearly identical suit lodged by audit associates.

KPMG classified advisory associates as exempt from the overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law, even though they did not legally qualify for those exemptions, Michelle Trawinski claimed.

The suit is the latest action contesting the way the major...
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