Court Approves a $5.4 Million Settlement for TBTA Sergeants and Lieutenants’ FLSA Overtime Claims


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On May 6, 2020 the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a $5.4 million settlement for overtime claims raised by a collective of 169 Sergeants and Lieutenants.  See Feliciano, et al. v. Metro. Transp. Auth., et al., No. 1:18-cv-00026 (VSB) (S.D.N.Y. May 6, 2020) (the “Order”). 

In this Collective Action, Plaintiffs claimed that they were not paid all of their wages in accordance with the FLSA because they were not credited for time worked before and after their tours, their overtime rates did not factor in all compensation, and their overtime wages were paid late.  Judge Broderick conducted an independent review of the parties’ Settlement Agreement and found that the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and that it “constitutes a sizable portion of the possible recovery in this case.”  Order at p. 3. Faruqi & Faruqi Partner Innessa M. Huot served as Co-Lead Counsel in the matter. 

A copy of the Court Order approving the Settlement can be found here.

Documents

MTA-Order.pdf

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