Providence, RI (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
On January 9, 2012 a class action lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court of Rhode Island to recover overtime wages for loan officers employed by RBS Citizens and its related entities, Citizens Bank, Charter One, and CCO Mortgage. According to the Complaint, RBS Citizens misclassified its loan officers across the country as exempt from overtime pay. The complaint further alleges that RBS Citizens pays its loan officers on a commission basis, but as of February 2012 will begin paying them on an hourly basis, including overtime pay.
RBS Citizens is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island and has bank branches under the Citizens Bank and Charter One brand names in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Attorney Tim C. Selander of Nichols Kaster, PLLP stated, "We believe that these loan officers, regardless of their location, are entitled to overtime pay and that RBS violated the overtime laws by failing to pay them appropriately when they worked more than forty hours in a workweek. Our goal is to help them recover their overtime pay."
The group is represented by Tim C. Selander of Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brendan Donelon of Donelon, P.C. in Kansas City, Missouri, R. Andrew Santillo and Peter Winebrake of The Winebrake Law Firm LLC in Dresher, Pennsylvania, and Charles S. Kirwan of Charles S. Kirwan & Associates in Warwick, Rhode Island. The name of the case is Ginter, et al. v. RBS Citizens, N.A. d/b/a Citizens Bank, Charter One, and CCO Mortgage, Court File No. 12-cv-8. Additional information about the case can be found at www.nka.com or by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 344-4628.