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Labor: Fair Standards
Lee H Rosenthal
A Houston-area public transit service agreed to pay nearly $4.9 million to 261 drivers, ending a collective action in Texas federal court alleging the company misclassified them as independent contractors and denied them overtime pay.
Drivers for a Houston-area public transit service who claim the local transit authority and three companies misclassified them as exempt from overtime can move forward as a collective, a Texas federal court ruled, saying there's evidence showing they're similar enough to bring claims together.