Wells Fargo is now officially facing a class action lawsuit filed by technical support staff who allege that they were not paid for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The complaint, filed in 2008, includes claims regarding overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as the laws of California and Minnesota.
The Court's October 26, 2009 order covers all network engineers, operating systems engineers, information security analysts, technical service specialists, systems support analysts, web engineers, web support engineers, web systems engineers, operating systems analysts (level 2), systems QA analysts (levels 2 or 3), computer operations analysts (levels 3 or 4), database administrators (levels 2 or 3), and applications systems engineers (level 3) who worked for Wells Fargo as exempt employees at any time during the past three years anywhere in the United States. It is estimated that about 3000 employees are eligible to participate in the class action.
Eligible employees have 75 days to join the lawsuit.