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Farmers Adjusters Got No Remedy After Landmark OT Win: Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A Farmers Insurance Group unit reclassified its claims adjusters in name only while continuing to deny and discourage overtime pay after settling one of the best-known wage-and-hour suits in California, according to a class action filed Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Plaintiff DeeAnn Mann alleges that she and more than 300 other California claims adjusters were reclassified in 2005 from exempt, salaried employees to nonexempt hourly workers, without changes in their responsibilities or workload, following a California state appeals court finding that Farmers Insurance Exchange had misclassified...
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