DNC Hit With Overtime Class Action By Pa. Campaign Workers

Law360, Los Angeles (November 9, 2016, 8:45 PM EST) -- The Democratic National Committee and Pennsylvania Democratic Committee failed to pay overtime to campaign organizers who often worked up to 80 or 90 hours per week in voter registration and engagement efforts, a proposed collective and class action in Pennsylvania federal court alleged Wednesday.

The suit, filed a day after voters headed to the polls, alleges that the governing organizations of the Democratic National Party and Pennsylvania Democratic Party failed to pay overtime to organizers who had non-exempt job duties, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

“Rather than hiring additional staff to reduce the...

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