Citizens Bank Managers Win Class Status In OT Fight

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Assistant branch managers at Citizens Bank locations throughout New York state won class certification Tuesday in a wage-and-hour suit against the bank, opening the door to what could be thousands of workers joining the fight over alleged unpaid overtime wages.

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block approved the class — which will include all salaried ABMs who worked for bank branches operated by Citizens Financial Group Inc. from Dec. 1, 2004, to present — despite the bank’s objection that the original plaintiff’s allegations were not common to...
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