Ernst & Young Overtime Cases Website

Just Because You Have a College Degree and They Paid You a Salary and Called You a "Professional" Does Not Mean They Can Deny You Overtime Pay

WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO ASSIST IN HAVING A CASE CERTIFIED
AS A CLASS ACTION AND THE BENEFITS OF A CLASS ACTION CASE

      A class action lawsuit involves a Court deciding the claims of many individuals (typically hundreds or thousands of people) in one lawsuit.  When a Court is dealing with a common set of facts that have caused an injury to many different people a class action lawsuit  secures justice for all of those who have been injured by the defendant.  Without a class action each individual person would have to bring their own lawsuit to collect their damages.

      We believe EY's failure to pay overtime to its staff and seniors is exactly the sort of situation that the Court should remedy on a class action basis.  Although EY used staff and seniors in a number of different positions and departments, we believe the use of staff and seniors to perform predominately "non-professional" work was common throughout the firm.  Unfortunately, we fully expect EY will present an inaccurate picture to the Court about how it actually uses staff and senior employees.  Presumably EY will argue that although certain staff and seniors did work that was the same, or similar, staff and senior employees spend most of their time doing many different, unique, things.  EY will urge the Court to deny class action treatment of any case on the basis that there are not enough common facts in respect to the work performed by staff and senior employees (because, according to EY, there are more differences, than similarities, among the staff and seniors' work and the Court cannot determine, on a group basis, whether that work was mostly "professional" type "brainwork" or non-professional support type work).  If the Court agrees with EY's argument a case may not be certified as a class action.
 
     




Leon Greenberg
Attorney at Law
2965 S. Jones Boulevard #E-3
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 383-6369
Member California, Nevada, New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars

Email: leongreenberg at overtimelaw.com

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