Off-The-Clock Class Action Litigation
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods testified in deposition and submitted expert reports to the Supreme Court of the State of New York in a class action matter involving allegations of off-the-clock violations and time-shaving.
Plaintiffs alleged that an informal “no-overtime” policy existed. Dr. Woods’ analysis showed that overtime was paid regularly and that straight time hours were available, meaning that managers were not incentivized by the alleged policy. He also demonstrated that there was no consistent pattern of overtime payment and straight time availability between stores, departments, and jobs, suggesting that class treatment would be inappropriate.