Judge Allows Class-Action Overtime Suit against Erie Indemnity Co.

September 30, 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania is allowing a class-action claim against an insurance company accused of failing to pay overtime to claims adjusters that worked at a Pittsburgh-area office.

U.S. District Judge Sean McLaughlin says Erie Indemnity Co. will have a chance to challenge the class-action claim once workers at the company’s office in Murrysville have been notified of their right to join the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed in 2007 by 41-year-old John Stanislaw, who was fired as a claims adjuster that February.

Stanislaw says about 30 adjusters worked in the Murrysville office about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh while the company’s managers were telling them not to record overtime on their time sheets.

The company denies says the workers were paid properly.

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