SOURCE: Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

April 20, 2011 11:29 ET

Ryla Teleservices, Inc. Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Action in California to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - On April 19, 2011, Ryla Teleservices, Inc. ("Ryla") call center employees Elizabeth Shea and Barbara Gurtin ("Plaintiffs") filed an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, to recover unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and California's overtime laws.

The Plaintiffs claim in their complaint that Ryla required customer service representatives at its Clovis, California call center to perform uncompensated work before and after their shifts. That work included booting-up computers, initializing software programs, setting up "call backs," and reviewing work related email. The complaint also claims that Ryla frequently failed to pay the Plaintiffs their paychecks on their regularly scheduled paydays.

This case is entitled Shea et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-cv-00626 (E.D. C.A.). It follows three other actions filed by other Ryla employees, also filed on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, which complain of similar overtime violations in Ryla's call centers in Kennesaw, Georgia; Sarland, Alabama; and Lafayette, Indiana. Many other customer service representatives have already joined those cases. The other cases are entitled Slaughter-Cabbell et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-CV-00202 (N.D. Ga.); Robinson et al. v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 1:11-CV-00131 (S.D. Ala.); and Swarthout v. Ryla Teleservices, Inc., Civ. No. 4:11-CV-21 (N.D. Ind.)

Plaintiffs in all of these cases are represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco.

Additional information about the cases can be found at or may be obtained by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.

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