DirecTV Can't Beat Installers' FLSA Action

Law360, Washington (July 12, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT) -- DirecTV Inc. on Monday lost its bid to to dismiss the claims of a putative class of technicians who accuse the company of failing to pay them for all hours worked and improperly calculating overtime wages.

DirecTV and co-defendant JP&D Digital Satellite Systems Inc. had argued in a motion for partial summary judgment that the plaintiffs were independent contractors, not employees for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

But there are genuine issues of fact as to whether the plaintiffs are employees under the...
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