Whirlpool To Settle FLSA Action For $9M

Law360, New York (October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technicians suing Whirlpool Corp. and subsidiary Maytag Corp. on Friday asked for preliminary approval of a $9 million settlement that would end a putative class action accusing the appliance maker of refusing to pay for “off the clock” work.

The motion, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, also seeks conditional certification of the settlement class, appointment of class counsel and approval of other settlement procedures.

According to a proposed notice of settlement, Whirlpool workers have the option of remaining...
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