9th Circ. Overturns PwC Loss In OT Class Action

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday overturned a lower court win for a putative class of junior PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP auditors who claim they are entitled to overtime pay.

Though the auditors won a summary judgment in district court by arguing they should get overtime because their work is unskilled, PwC deserves a chance to prove in court that they are professionals who are overtime exempt, a three-judge panel ruled.

“The district court erred in disposing of this issue as a matter of law,” the panel said. “The...
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