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AT&T Managers Class Action Lawsuit Heads To Trial

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More than 200 front-line managers for AT&T in Connecticut filed a class action lawsuit against the company saying they should be compensated for overtime hours worked, even though they supervise technicians.

The lawsuit says that because the managers did not have the power to hire or fire, and that their primary duty is not to manage a subdivision of the company, the overtime exemption does not apply. The suit also says that until 2006, the workers did receive extra duty pay for the weeks that had the longest hours worked and that during the 1970s they received overtime.

The lawsuit says that members of the class “were illegally and grossly under-compensated for their work,” and that they “routinely and consistently work alongside other employees, similarly situated, who are remunerated on a basis that includes payment for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.”

The lawsuit seeks three years of back pay with damages of double that amount, which could add up to tens of millions of dollars. AT&T is facing two other class actions lawsuits, one in Georgia, the other in California. disclaimer: This article: AT&T Managers Class Action Lawsuit Heads To Trial was posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm at and is filed under Employment Lawsuits.

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