Sutherland Global Settles OT Class Action For $4M

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Outsourcing firm Sutherland Global Services Inc. on Wednesday settled a class action in New York for $4 million with a group of employees who claimed the company shorted them on overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer signed off on the agreement, also certifying a class of 24,000 Sutherland sales and customer services telemarketers who accused the company of refusing to pay overtime wages by altering their time entries.

The Sutherland workers and their employer on Oct. 14 moved for confirmation of the long-negotiated settlement,...
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