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January 25, 2006

OT Class Action Filed Against IBM

Filed under: Litigation — Fuguerre @ 7:28 am

[T]his case constitutes one of the largest class action lawsuits, both in numbers of employees and total damages, ever filed against a corporation for failure to pay overtime wages.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against IBM alleging failure to pay overtime wages to technical workers in violation of federal and state labor law. ERISA violations are also alleged with respect to hours and wages that should have been recorded for purposes of contributions and benefit accruals under the company’s 401(k) and pension plans. [Rosenburg v. International Business Machines Corp., D. N. Cal., No. 06-0430, filed 1/24/06]

The complaint proposes classes consisting of IBM technical support workers who install or maintain computer software and hardware who were characterized as “exempt” employees. [Press Release, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein] 

1 Comment »

  1. Without admitting wrong-doing, IBM agrees to settle for $65 million. [IBM Press Release]

    Comment by Fuguerre — November 29, 2006 @ 10:54 am

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