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Bank of America Loses Motion to Dismiss in Unpaid Overtime Class Action Brought By Its Call Center Employees

 

A federal court in Kansas denied Bank of America motion to dismiss an unpaid overtime lawsuit brought by the Bank’s call center employees.

The call center employees claim Bank of America forced them to work without pay during meal breaks and before and after their regular hours due to laying off too many employees and under staffing decisions designed to lower costs and increase the Bank’s profits. The lawsuits brings class-action claims under the laws of different states and collective action claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

To read the Court’s opinion click here.

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