Cases & Deals

Rockwell Collins obtains dismissal of putative wage and hour class action filed on behalf of system engineers

Client(s) Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Jones Day was retained to represent Rockwell Collins, Inc. in a case of first impression, and one having far reaching and important implications across the entire defense contracting industry.  The case was filed on behalf of all Rockwell Collins’ systems Engineers in California claiming they were misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime, meal and rest breaks, and provided inaccurate wage statements.  After successfully removing the case  to federal court, we then negotiated the transfer of the case to the Southern Division of the Central District, and developed a focused and aggressive discovery strategy.  Based on defenses constructed during the discovery process, we were able to negotiate early resolution of this matter on a class-wide basis.

Raymond Plows, et al. v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., etc., et al., Case No. 37-2010-00094475-CU-OE-CTL (San Diego Superior Court)