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Kohler Overtime Pay Lawsuit Over Alleged Off-The-Clock Work & Unpaid Lunch Breaks & Comp Time Certified As Class Action Lawsuit

Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Against Kohler Co. Brought On Behalf of Kohler Administrative Assistants (I & II), Area Associates (I & II), Secretaries and Senior Secretaries in Wisconsin Certified As A Class Action Lawsuit.

A proposed class action lawsuit against Kohler Co. (“Kohler” or “Defendant”) pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (styled Jennifer Vang v. Kohler Co., Class Action Case No. 09-C-842) alleging, among other things, that Kohler permitted certain of its employees
to work uncompensated overtime hours performing various kinds of off-the-clock work purportedly in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201–219, and the Wisconsin Wage Payments, Claims and Collections Law (“Wage Law”), Wis. Stat. §§ 109.01–109.12, has been certified as a class action lawsuit by United States Magistrate Judge William E. Callahan, Jr., according to a decision and order on plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.

The Court in the Kohler overtime pay compensatory or comp time & unpaid lunch break class action lawsuit certified the following class:

All persons who are or have been employed by Kohler as an Administrative Assistant I, Administrative Assistant II, Area Associate I, Area Associate II, Secretary and Senior Secretary in Wisconsin, at any time from September 2, 2007 through the final disposition of this case, who have worked without being compensated for each hour worked under a “comp time” or “compensatory time” scheme and/or by following a policy not allowing employees to record every hour worked including working through unpaid lunch breaks.

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