On March 10, 2014 two former employees of Crosscountry Mortgage, Inc. (“Crosscountry”) filed suit in Ohio federal court seeking unpaid overtime wages under federal law. The Plaintiffs allege that Crosscountry misclassified them and other mortgage underwriters as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio law, and as a result, improperly denied them overtime compensation. The case is entitled Massaro et al v. Crosscountry Mortgage, Inc. and was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The case number is 1:14-cv-00534-DCN. According to the complaint, prior to October 1, 2013, when it reclassified its mortgage underwriters to non-exempt and began paying them overtime, Crosscountry Mortgage uniformly classified its mortgage underwriters as “exempt” from overtime pay and did not pay them overtime, even though Plaintiffs believe that they were entitled to receive overtime pay. The Plaintiffs are represented by Tim Selander and Matthew Helland from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California, and Bob DeRose of Barkan Meizlish Handelman Goodin DeRose Wentz, LLP of Columbus, Ohio. Additional information is available by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll-free at (877) 344-4628.