|$22.8M Settlement Reached in Overtime Suit|
|A class-action lawsuit alleging workers were misclassified so they would not receive overtime pay has been settled for $22.8 million. Thousands of Cintas delivery drivers affected by the company's policy will share the settlement. The parties reached the settlement through arbitration; it must now be approved by the court. Associated Press, LA Times 08/20/2009|
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Employers often try to classify employees in such a way as to avoid paying overtime. This can be classifying someone as salary whom should be an hourly employee. Also employers will often have employees do work "off the clock". An example would be having clean room employees get dressed in all their gear before they start paying their hourly wages.
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