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AT&T Beats Texas Call Center Employees’ Request for Overtime Pay

May 12, 2021, 3:12 PM

AT&T Services Inc. and Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. prevailed over former call center employees’ claims that they weren’t paid for overtime because the plaintiffs brought claims last year that were nearly identical, a federal district court in Texas decided.

The plaintiffs, Cedric Harrington and eight other hourly employees, alleged the companies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas said Tuesday.

“The Court concludes Harrington’s claims in this present action arise out of the same nucleus of operative facts and share a common factual predicate concerning the alleged failure to pay Harrington ...

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