Glassmaker Fails To Shatter FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed class action claims against AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., but has left intact collective action allegations that the glass and chemical manufacturer failed to pay proper overtime for pre- and post-shift work.

In a letter opinion issued Thursday, Judge William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected AGC's argument that the collective action claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act should be dismissed because the plaintiffs failed to comply with grievance procedures set forth in...
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