New York, NY: Citigroup is facing an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit filed by three current and former information technology contractors alleging the bank systematically misclassified them as exempt from overtime wages, despite requiring them to work more than 40 hours per week.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were all paid on a so-called professional payment plan by the staffing agency The Judge Group Inc, despite working exclusively for Citigroup. In contravention of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), they were allegedly paid an hourly rate for all hours worked up to 40 hours per week, even though they regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The plaintiffs seek to represent all other similarly affected past and present IT workers hired by Citi through staffing agencies during the past three years. The suit seeks damages, including recovery of all unpaid wages, for all those who opt in to the collective.
Paulina Korenblum, Fredy Giron and Kenneth M. Webb are represented by Adam T. Klein, Molly A. Brooks and Christopher M. McNerney of Outten & Golden LLP, Ryan F. Stephan and James Zouras of Stephan Zouras LLP and David J. Cohen of Kolman Ely PC.
The case is Korenblum et al. v. Citigroup Inc., case number 1:15-cv-03383, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.