Two New Jersey insurance adjusters employed by property and casualty insurer AIG, Inc., have recently filed a collective-action lawsuit under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA is in place to provide protection for non-supervisors against wage-and-hour abuses.

The suit, brought by Saltz , Mongeluzzi , Barrett & Bendesky P.C. and Sidney Gold & Associates, P.C., contends that AIG intentionally misclassified clerical employees as exempt from federal overtime requirements. A release from the law firm stated that the action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey and seeks to recover damages for all similarly-situated AIG employees, including unpaid overtime since January 2001, liquidated damages, and interest.

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