Deloitte Workers Urge 9th Circ. To Recertify Class In OT Row

By Beth Winegarner (September 12, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of Deloitte & Touche LLP unlicensed accountants and audit employees urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reverse a lower court's decision to decertify their statewide class action, arguing that a lower court wrongly ignored the fact that putative class members shared the same minimum training requirements.

A California federal judge abused her discretion by decertifying the class after finding that unlicensed accountants are eligible for a professional exemption from overtime rules, argued the plaintiffs' attorney, Deepak Gupta of Gupta Beck PLLC. The fact that Deloitte requires its new hires to be ready to sit for the Certified...

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