By David McAfee (July 8, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday conditionally certified an Equal Pay Act collective action covering about 7,000 female employees of KPMG LLP, some of whom hit the company with a $400 million sex bias suit for allegedly underpaying female client service and support professionals.
U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield granted the plaintiffs' motion for conditional certification and ordered that notices be sent to all KPMG female employees who held specific positions in either the tax or advisory practice groups from October 2008 to the present. The plaintiffs made a "modest factual showing" that they and potential opt-in plaintiffs are...
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