Verizon Retailer To Pay $1.3M To Settle OT Class Action

Law360, New York (October 2, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT) -- We R Wireless Inc., a New Jersey-based Verizon Wireless retailer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to end a collective action alleging it misclassified employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements, according to a Thursday filing in federal court.

In a joint motion with the main plaintiff, Nichole Scales, We R Wireless asked U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to grant preliminary approval of the deal, calling it an “excellent result.” The company denied any wrongdoing in the settlement papers.

The money would...
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