A federal judge in Kansas has denied Bank of America’s motion to dismiss a multidistrict litigation class action brought by branch and call-center employees accusing the bank of deliberately failing to pay overtime wages in violation of state and federal laws. The class could include as many as 200,000 workers, according to co-lead plaintiffs counsel Brendan Donelon of Donelon P.C.

In a 26-page opinion (pdf), Kansas City federal district court Judge John Lungstrum held that the 12 named plaintiffs provided sufficient details of “numerous alleged ways in which the Bank routinely denied overtime compensation to its retail branch and call center employees and [the complaint] details the nature of the work that employees were allegedly required to perform off-the-clock.”

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