Judge Conditionally Certifies Class of Ryla Teleservices, Inc. Call Center Employees Seeking Overtime Pay, Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP

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All persons who are or have been employed by Ryla Teleservices, Inc. as customer service representatives in Kennesaw, Georgia at any time from April 14, 2008 to the present will be provided notice and an opportunity to opt in to the case.

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Call center employees claim that Ryla Teleservices, Inc. required them to perform uncompensated work before and after their scheduled shifts.

On May 16, 2011, Federal District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. conditionally certified a case involving call center employees seeking overtime pay from Ryla Teleservices, Inc. This means that all persons who are or have been employed by Ryla Teleservices, Inc. as customer service representatives in Kennesaw, Georgia at any time from April 14, 2008 to the present will be provided notice and an opportunity to opt in to the case.

The case is entitled, Slaughter-Cabbell, et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-cv-00202 (N.D. GA). In the action, call center employees claim that Ryla Teleservices, Inc. required them to perform uncompensated work before and after their scheduled shifts. That work included booting-up computers, initializing software programs, setting up “call backs,” and reviewing work related emails and instant messages. The employees also claim that they were frequently paid late, rather than on their regularly scheduled paydays.

Plaintiffs are represented by James Kaster and David Schlesinger from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco. Nichols Kaster, PLLP has also filed lawsuits on behalf of Ryla Teleservices, Inc.’s call center employees in Alabama (Robinson et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-CV-00131 (S.D. Ala.)), Indiana (Swarthout et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 4:11-CV-0021 (N.D. Ind.)), California (Shea et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-CV-00626 (E.D. Cal.)) and Colorado (Dickenson et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 11-CV-1208 (D. Co.)). These cases involve the same issues as the Georgia case.

Additional information about the case can be found at http://www.overtimecases.com or may be obtained by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.

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