• A Decision to Phone Home About: SDNY Decertifies FLSA Opt-In Class of Call Center Reps
  • March 21, 2012
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • In a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for unpaid overtime wages by call center representatives against IBM, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on March 9, 2012, adopted the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation and granted IBM’s motion to decertify the conditionally certified class of 39 opt-in plaintiffs. Defendants in FLSA collective actions should take note of this decision and its emphasis on individualized issues and differences among the experiences and understandings of the opt-ins.