Hotel Workers Win Collective Status In OT Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed a case against a South Florida hotel employment firm alleging nonpayment of overtime to proceed as a collective action, despite the company’s contention that the suit should be thrown out because the employment firm does not meet the definition of an “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown issued a ruling Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida allowing the case against BTB Services to be expanded to include an opt-in...
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