Thursday, November 10, 2011

wages - FLSA - overtime - condit. class certified

Titchenell v. Apria Health Care - ED Pa. - Nov. 8, 2011

Plaintiff Connie Titchenell filed this action against her former employer, defendant Apria Healthcare, Inc. (“Apria”), alleging that defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.

She contends that, as a Customer Service Specialist, she worked ten to fifteen hours per week “off the clock” without compensation to meet defendant’s productivity demands. According to plaintiff, defendant had a company-wide policy or pattern of requiring Customer Service Specialists to work in excess of forty hours per week without overtime pay.

Presently before the Court is Plaintiff’s Amended Motion for Conditional Certification of Collective Class and to Facilitate Notice Pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 216(b) For the reasons stated below, the Court grants plaintiff’s motion.