Wage & Overtime

State Law Wage & Hour Claims

Outten & Golden was one of the very first law firms to successfully prosecute a federal and state wage and hour class action in one lawsuit, setting legal precedent in this field over a decade ago. Since then, Outten & Golden has become the preeminent wage and hour class action firm, representing thousands of workers to recover unpaid wages under both state and federal law.

While federal law sets the “floor” for minimum workplace protections, most states have their own statutes to regulate wages and hours beyond what the federal law provides. Because workers in some states can recover back wages for more years under state law than under federal law, successfully prosecuting class actions under both sets of laws serves workers best, and Outten & Golden is the firm with the most experience bringing these cases.

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Recovery Connections Community


On July 10, 2019, Chief Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued a ruling that allows plaintiffs, represented by Outten & Golden LLP and our co-counsel, the North Carolina Justice Center and Patterson Harkavy LLP, to notify all people allegedly harmed by the defendants’ compensation practices to join this class and collective action.

Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Associate Overtime Lawsuit


On December 19, 2014, Outten & Golden LLP, along with co-counsel Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLC, and Shavitz Law Group, P.A., filed a class action on behalf of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Pre-Production Financial Adviser Associates (“FAAs”). The case sought compensation for overtime hours...


Panera Bread Franchisee, Managers Secure $4.6 Million Wage Deal

Bloomberg Law - Kathleen Dailey

A $4.6 million deal between Covelli Enterprises Inc.—the nation’s top PaneraBread franchisee—and more than 900 assistant managers who alleged Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio overtime violations won final approval from a federal judge, after some modifications.

PNC Accused Of Stiffing Call Center Workers On OT

Law360—Matthew Santoni

PNC Bank and its parent company failed to pay call center workers for their overtime hours by making them read work-related emails off the clock and keeping them at work during meal breaks, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in Pennsylvania federal court.