ABM Janitors Fend Off Bid To Decertify OT Action

Law360, San Diego (December 1, 2011, 7:25 PM EST) -- A federal court in Washington state on Thursday shot down ABM Industries Inc.’s bid seeking to decertify a collective action by janitors who claim the cleaning services provider violated federal wage-and-hour laws by scrimping on overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez found that although ABM identified several differences in the individual working conditions of the opt-in plaintiffs, those variations failed to show that the case should not be tried on a collective basis.

“A collective action would reduce the burden on the members of the...
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