Ex-CHM Workers Can Bring Collective OT Action: Judge

Law360, San Diego (June 2, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A New York federal court on Wednesday allowed former Comprehensive Health Management Inc. employees to advance their federal claims alleging the managed care services provider failed to pay its benefits consultants overtime wages as a collective action and granted class certification of their state claims.

The plaintiffs allege that CHM's erroneous misclassification of its benefits consultants nationwide as overtime exempt has resulted in these employees being consistently denied proper compensation for working more than 40 hours per week, and U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel decided...
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