Judge Approves Sprint Unit’s $2.7M OT Settlement

Law360, San Diego (June 7, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT) -- A Sprint Nextel Corp. subsidiary won approval Tuesday for a $2.7 million settlement in an Illinois class action involving 13,000 cellphone store employees who claim the company violated labor laws and their employment contract by failing to pay proper overtime wages.

Following a fairness hearing, U.S. District Judge John Darrah indicated in a court filing that he approved the parties’ deal and terminated the case. The suit accused Sprint Nextel and its subsidiary, Sprint/United Management Co., of failing to pay store employees wages and overtime for...
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