Judge Denies Class Status To Wisconsin Bell Workers

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge Thursday flatly denied class status to plaintiffs in a Fair Standards Labor Act suit who allege that Wisconsin Bell Inc. fails to pay its call center employees fully for time spent at work, depriving them of overtime compensation.

Judge William C. Griesbach of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin refused collective certification to the plaintiffs, ruling that they failed to show that they and the putative class members were similarly situated as victims of an illegal practice at Wisconsin...
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