Ashley Furniture Ex-Regional Director Off Hook In OT Row

Law360, Philadelphia (August 15, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday exempted a former regional director of operations for Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. from a putative class action accusing the manufacturer of denying overtime wages, a week after asking the plaintiffs to file a new motion for class certification.

A group of employees in Ashley Furniture’s Leesport, Pa., facility sued the company and the director of the facility, Joseph Murphy, in 2010, contending that they had been systematically denied hourly wages. They allege that Murphy and Ashley Furniture violated the Pennsylvania...
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