Chicago Transit Authority Settles Bus Drivers' OT Suit

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved a deal between the Chicago Transit Authority and bus operators in a collective action claiming the agency forced them to ride buses to familiarize themselves with routes but didn't pay them overtime.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Schenkier granted the parties' joint motion for preliminary approval of the settlement pact and scheduled a final approval hearing for Aug. 1.

The settlement calls for the CTA to shell out up to $300,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Labor...
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