GE Aircraft Engines obtains settlement in nationwide FLSA wage and hour class action challenging exempt status of work force
Clients General Electric Company
Jones Day defended General Electric Aircraft Engines in nationwide FLSA/state wage and hour class action challenging exempt status of most of the work force. The plaintiffs alleged that certain inadvertent deductions from exempt employees' salaries converted the entire exempt work force to nonexempt status, thereby entitling them to overtime pay. On a motion to dismiss, Jones Day successfully limited the class to employees located in two states. After discovery, the case settled on mutually agreeable terms.
Carnevale v. GE Aircraft Engines, No. C-1-02-600 (S.D. Ohio)