Class-action suit filed against RBS Citizens over claims of unethical payment practices

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Several current and former employees are suing their employer alleging unethical payment practices and failure to provide compensation for overtime worked.

Alex Reinig, Ken Gritz and Bob Soda filed a class-action lawsuit Nov. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against RBS Citizens NA alleging violations of Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were employed by the defendant and during their time they worked selling mortgage loans to various clients. Early on the their employment, the individuals allegedly were misclassified as exempt employees, thus interfering with the pay, which they ought to have been receiving. The employees regularly worked over time without receiving compensation, the complaint states. In 2015, the individuals were told that they were being reclassified so that they would receive the correct wages, but they allegedly later discovered that the salary and overtime pay was deducted from their commissions. The plaintiffs are suing the defendant for alleged unethical practices in violation of FLSA.

They are seeking compensation for all monetary damages and wrongs suffered. They are represented by Justin L. Swidler of Swartz Swidler LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-01541

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