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C.H. Robinson Account Managers Overtime Class Certified

Feb. 12, 2020, 8:51 PM

Global transportation company C.H. Robinson Worldwide must face a newly-certified class of more than 90 Illinois-based employees who say they’re owed overtime pay, a federal court ruled.

Common evidence about the account managers’ primary work duties and salaries can prove the overtime claims on a class-wide basis, Judge Ronald A. Guzmán of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said Tuesday.

Taryn Dietrich collectively sued CHRW under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois Minimum Wage Act, alleging that she and other account managers were improperly misclassified as administrative employees exempt from overtime. Dietrich also brought individual...

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