US Open Umpires Win Tentative Class Status In OT Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tentatively granted class status to a group of U.S. Open umpires in a suit alleging the U.S. Tennis Association regularly requires them to work long days and more than 40 hours per week without overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter granted the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional class certification at a court hearing in Manhattan, saying the plaintiffs had “met their very low and lenient standard in this case” to proceed as a class for now.

The ruling...
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