Testing Co. Intertek Can't Skirt Chemical Inspectors' OT Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a nationwide class action alleging the materials testing company Intertek USA Inc. diluted its oil-and-chemical inspectors’ rate of overtime pay by classifying part of their income as reimbursed expenses.

U.S. District Judge Sim Lake denied Intertek’s motion for summary judgment, adopting the recommendation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson, which held that the plaintiffs had submitted sufficient evidence for a jury to conclude that the company knowingly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by keeping auto...
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