FLSA Collective Action—Misclassification of Pipeline Controllers; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas—Houston Division and the American Arbitration Association
Deffebach, Matthew Thomas
, Fowler, Felicity A.
Services: Labor and Employment
, Employment Litigation
Plaintiffs proposed to represent a class of pipeline controllers throughout the United States who were allegedly misclassified as exempt under the FLSA administrative exemption. The court conditionally certified the class, but we successfully limited the potential class to only certain grades of pipeline controllers. Further, after challenging plaintiffs’ faulty notice and successfully resolving the federal court lawsuit, only two claimants remain in arbitration.