Employment Law

AT&T IT Worker Overtime

Result: $12.5 million settlement in overtime pay case
Year: 2011

Buccellato v. AT&T Employee Overtime Lawsuit Settlement for $12,500,000

On June 30, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted final approval of a collective and class action settlement of $12,500,000 for a group of current and former AT & T technical support workers nationwide. The litigation involves allegations by the plaintiffs that AT & T Operations Inc. has a common practice of misclassifying its technical support workers as exempt and failing to pay them for all overtime hours worked in violation of federal and state overtime pay laws. AT & T employs thousands of technical support workers nationwide.

The settlement covers all individuals in the following six positions who worked for AT & T Operations, Inc. from February 1, 2008 to February 17, 2011:

  • Business Manager IT
  • Senior IT Analyst
  • Senior Project/Program Manager IT
  • Technical Architect
  • Project Manager IT
  • Technical Design Engineer

Settlement checks were sent to all participating class members on August 19, 2011. The average net recovery per class member was over $10,500 each.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

Current and former technical support workers who perform hardware or software installation, maintenance, or support work who wish to report their work experiences or learn more about the lawsuit should contact an employment attorney at Lieff Cabraser. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and all information will be held strictly confidential.