On January 15, 2010, Outten & Golden LLP and their co-counsel, the Hayber Law Firm, LLC, filed a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action lawsuit against United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, with over 500 branch locations throughout the United States, on behalf of operations managers who were not paid overtime compensation. Plaintiffs allege that United Rentals misclassifies its operations managers, who spend almost all of their work time performing inside sales and other non-managerial work, as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime protections and fails to pay them any overtime compensation for hours they work in excess of 40 in a workweek.
On September 23, 2010, the Judge overseeing the case, Aros v. United Rentals Inc., et. al, No. 3:10- CV-73, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, granted Plaintiff’s request that the case proceed as a collective under the FLSA. The judge authorized Plaintiffs to send notice about the case to other current and former United Rentals operations managers nationwide, so that other United Rentals operations managers could find out about the case and decide whether to join it.
On April 25, 2011, the Judge granted Plaintiff’s request to add one additional named plaintiff and to add class action claims for unpaid overtime and missed rest and meal breaks under several California state laws including California Unfair Competition Law, California Business & Professional Code §17200 et seq. (“UCL”), the California Labor Code and related regulations, California Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 218.5, 226, 226.7, 510, 512, 1174, 1174.5, and 1194, and California Wage Order No. 4.
(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)