$4.3M NBC Production Assistant OT Deal Gets Initial OK

Law360, Los Angeles (February 15, 2017, 10:40 PM EST) -- NBCUniversal Media LLC and a group of parking production assistants alleging unpaid overtime in two separate class actions received preliminary approval of a $4.26 million settlement from a New York magistrate judge on Wednesday.

Two separate cases alleged that NBC violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor law by not paying overtime to parking production assistants on shows like “The Blacklist” and movies like “American Hustle.”

On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis signed off on a proposed order that granted conditional approval to the $4.3 million deal that the parties put forward for consideration in December....

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