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Wage & Overtime

Outten & Golden attorneys fight to ensure that workers are paid all the compensation they have earned. We represent workers whose employers have violated federal and/or local laws governing minimum wage, overtime, misclassification, exemptions, tips, commissions, prevailing wages, and other kinds of compensation. We often represent groups of workers who have suffered the same kind of wage theft by the same employer in class or collective actions.

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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.

SolarCity Corporation Unpaid Wages Lawsuit


Outten & Golden LLP represent a proposed class of current and former Installers who worked for SolarCity Corporation in California installing, repairing, or maintaining solar power units for SolarCity's customers.  The lawsuit claims that SolarCity maintained a policy or practice of failing to pay...


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.

Ex-Morgan Stanley FAs Claim the Wirehouse Shortchanged Them on Expenses

Financial Advisor IQ - Miriam Rozen

Three of its former financial advisors have alleged Morgan Stanley shortchanged them and some 2,800 other employees when reimbursing their business expenses. But only one of them, Brandon Harvey, has succeeded in securing a tentative $10 million settlement based on his proposed class action lawsuit.

Under the proposed deal, Morgan Stanley would pay Harvey and other former and existing Morgan Stanley employees around $3,600 each.

In addition, Harvey, who worked for Morgan Stanley for four years until 2018 when he left for his current firm LPL Financial, would receive $10,000 for his services...

DOL to Narrow Franchiser, Staffing Wage Liability

Bloomberg Law—Jaclyn Diaz and Chris Opfer

The Labor Department proposed a new regulation April 1 to limit shared wage and hour liability for companies in franchise and staffing arrangements.

The proposed rule narrows the situations in which businesses can be considered “joint employers” of a group of workers. The question often comes up when workers at a franchise restaurant try to sue the franchiser for unpaid minimum wages and overtime. It’s also been at the center of debates over whether companies should be required to bargain with workers provided by a staffing firm.

“This proposal will reduce uncertainty over joint employer...