Facebook Workers Get Conditional Cert. In Ill. Overtime Suit

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 8:30 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday granted conditional certification to a group of Facebook workers accusing the company of systematically misclassifying and denying them overtime pay, ruling any arbitration agreements signed by potential class members can be addressed at a later stage and also denying Facebook’s shot at a quick win.

At this point in litigation, garnering conditional certification is not difficult, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber said in his 38-page order granting certification to former Facebook Inc. employee Susie Bigger, who's claiming Facebook wrongly classified her and a number of other employees as exempt from overtime pay. Also in his...

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