Citizens Bank Loan Officers Win Class Cert. In FLSA Action

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- A Rhode Island federal judge on Monday granted conditional certification to a group of former Citizens Financial Group Inc. mortgage loan officers who claim the bank improperly classified them as exempt from state and federal overtime pay requirements.

U.S. District Judge John J. McConnell gave early stage approval to a class of loan officers that worked at three of Citizens Financial subsidiaries from 2009 to 2012, allowing the named plaintiffs to begin notifying potential opt-in class members.

Cindy Ginter, Annemarie Rogers and Lisa Kaufman sued Citizens...
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