GE Settles Technicians' OT Collective Action For $9.5M

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2017, 7:32 PM EST) -- General Electric Co. has reached a proposed $9.5 million settlement in a collective action brought by service technicians alleging they were shorted overtime pay for off-the-clock duties in New Jersey federal court.

The technicians had brought claims under multiple states' laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act seeking to recover unpaid wages they say GE owed them for working through lunch breaks and racking up overtime on computer work and travel. The parties initially sought preliminary approval from the court on Dec. 28, though amended documents relating to the motion were filed on Dec. 30 and Tuesday.

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