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Univar OT Class Wins Status Despite New Fifth Circuit Ruling

Jan. 13, 2021, 3:47 PM

Chemicals distributor Univar USA Inc. will face a conditionally certified class of customer service representatives who allege they were denied overtime pay for hours spent “on call,” after the Northern District of Texas found the allegations sufficient for potential class members to be notified of the action.

Plaintiff Felicia Edwards met the requirements for conditional certification of a Fair Labor Standards Act suit at the notice stage, Judge Brantley Starr said Tuesday for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

The ruling came the same day that the Fifth Circuit, which includes the Northern District of Texas,...

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