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Judge OKs Class In FLSA Action Against Citigroup

Law360 (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has certified a nationwide collective action against Citigroup Inc. that accuses the company of misclassifying its business banking officers as exempt and failing to pay them for hours worked off the clock.

Judge Samuel Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday elevated a named plaintiff’s suit to a collective action on behalf of all business banking officers and trainees of Citigroup and unit Citibank NA from February 2006 to the present.

“The court concludes that plaintiff...
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