Unlawful Deduction Claims Added To HSBC FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Over the vigorous objection of HSBC Mortgage Corp., mortgage lending consultants have filed a second amended complaint adding unlawful deduction claims to their lawsuit alleging they were denied overtime and meal and rest period compensation.

The revised complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that HSBC has “a policy and practice of deducting from employees’ wages uncollected loan application fees when loans are ultimately not funded by defendants,” in violation of California, New York and New Jersey state...
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