Good News! Conditional Cert Granted in Technician’s Favor in Long v. CPI Security Systems, Inc. Overtime Case.

In September 2012, we filed our Motion for Conditional Certification and Court-Authorized Notice in the Western District of North Carolina.  We asked the Court to certify the case as a collective action and to approve a notice that would inform all other “similarly situated” technicians for CPI about the case and give them an opportunity to join. 

CPI vehemently opposed the motion and we have spent the last several months conducting discovery limited to the certification issue and filing briefs supporting our position and refuting CPI’s arguments.  We are pleased to report that on Friday, May 17, 2013, the Court ruled in our favor, and granted our certification motion.  

In the immediate future, we will be working with CPI’s attorneys to come to an agreement on the terms of the notice that will be sent to current and former technicians, describing the case and our claims, and providing them instructions on how they can join.  If you have any questions, please contact the clerk on the case, Brigit Boler, at or (877) 344-4628.