Xerox Affiliates Can't Dodge Call Center Worker Wage Claims

Law360, New York (July 11, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday refused to let several Xerox Corp. affiliates escape a proposed class action's claims that their payment system violates the state’s minimum wage and overtime laws, ruling that employees paid “per minute” are actually hourly workers.

In denying the companies’ bid for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour ruled that the call center operator defendants — Xerox affiliates Affiliated Computer Services Inc., Affiliated Computer Services LLC, Livebridge Inc. and Xerox Business Services LLC — may have run afoul of Washington’s minimum wage requirements by partly paying workers based on the number of minutes they...

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