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New York Court Invites All KPMG Audit Associates to Play in Overtime Lawsuit

Law firm Outten & Golden has issued a press release today announcing any House of Klynveld audit associates who are feeling a little short changed because they missed out on overtime pay are now officially invited to join in the fun. 

A New York federal court conditionally certified a national collective action lawsuit that alleges that KPMG LLP violated the federal labor laws by denying thousands of entry-level audit employees overtime pay, lawyers for the workers at Outten & Golden LLP said today. The lawsuit alleges KPMG misclassified "audit associates" as exempt and did not pay them proper overtime wages in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law.
Still pissed about your bonus? Not impressed with the Early Career Investment Bonus? Don't have the stomach for more Omaha Steaks? Then this may be your chance (hope you're patient)! And it sounds like these lawyers feel your pain:
Rachel Bien, of Outten & Golden LLP, said, "KPMG audit associates work long hours and make big sacrifices for the company. The least they should be able to expect is for KPMG to follow the law when it pays them."
Not sure if this was the "workers unite!" moment some of you were looking for but it's something. 
The case is "Kyle Pippins, et al., v. KPMG LLP," in the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:11-cv-00377-CM-JLC. 

[via O&G via Francine McKenna]
More GC coverage of wage and hour lawsuits:
Ninth Circuit Rules for PwC in California Overtime Lawsuit
Plaintiff in PwC Overtime Lawsuit Made a 'Serious Error' on One Engagement, Was Eventually Fired for Poor Performance



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