Francesca's Store Managers Win Conditional Cert. In OT Row

Law360 (November 6, 2018, 8:59 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday granted conditional certification to a class of current and former store managers at Francesca’s in a suit alleging the clothing store chain misclassified them as exempt from federal and state overtime pay requirements.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler granted the certification bid from the managers in their complaint against Francesca’s Holdings Corp. and Francesca’s Collections Inc., saying they have presented “far more than a modest factual showing that the proposed opt-in class members are substantially similar.”

“Indeed, courts in this district have discharged a plaintiff’s modest burden at this first stage of conditional...

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