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Federal Court Conditionally Certifies Collective Action in CSC Technical Workers Overtime Pay Lawsuit

Federal Court Conditionally Certifies Collective Action in CSC Technical Workers Overtime Pay Lawsuit

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Jane Bond Arterton granted plaintiffs’ motion for conditional certification in the Computer Sciences Corporation IT support worker overtime pay action.

A decade ago, CSC paid $24 million to settle an action that it misclassified thousands of its information technology support workers as exempt from overtime pay under federal and state hour laws. Nevertheless, a complaint filed in 2014 by current and former CSC IT workers charged that CSC misclassifies many information technology support workers as exempt even though they perform primarily nonexempt work such installing, maintaining, and/or supporting computer software or or hardware for CSC clients.

The new collective action consists of all persons employed by CSC nationwide from July 1, 2011 to the present as Associate Professional System Administrators, or Professional System Administrators, or Senior Professional System Administrators, who earned less than $100,000 annually, and who were classified as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the FLSA.

Notice of the collective action will be provided to these workers by mail and email, who will have the opportunity to opt-in to the action. Workers will have 60 days from the date of the notice to submit their consent forms, electronically or in writing. You can contact Lieff Cabraser concerning this case by completing our online contact form.