Avis Workers Win Class Cert. In FLSA Wage Action

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday conditionally certified a class of Avis Budget Group Inc. shift managers accusing the car rental company of failing to pay them overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The suit was brought in April 2010 by Bernar Espanol, a shift manager who worked for the company for 5 1/2 years from 2004 to March 2010. In his complaint, Espanol alleges the company paid him for only 40 hours a week during the course of his employment, even...
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