JPMorgan Beats Class Cert. In Debt Collector OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 14, 2012, 1:56 PM EST) -- Finding no "reasonable basis" for a collective action, a Florida federal judge on Wednesday refused to certify a case alleging JPMorgan Chase Bank NA failed to pay overtime to a group of current and former debt collectors who say they spent extra time before each day preparing for their shift.

Former JPMorgan employee Edward Hart accused JPMorgan of “off-the-clock” violations, including requiring him to arrive at work up to 15 minutes before his shift to ensure that his computer was on, that necessary programs were loaded...
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