Preliminary Approval for Settlement between Kelly Services and Recruiters Alleging Misclassification as Exempt Employees

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that a proposed settlement was given preliminary approval by the court in the case beween Kelly Services and recruiters who allege that they were misclassified as exempt and not paid overtime.

A federal judge on Dec. 11 granted preliminary approval to a proposed $3.15 million settlement in a class action lawsuit between Kelly Services Inc. and groups of recruitment personnel across four states, according to court records.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege Kelly violated wage and hour laws by classifying employees who worked in certain recruiter positions as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

One of the named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Aliah Larry, first filed a complaint in federal court in April 2020, though the case was later transferred to Michigan.

Kelly denies any wrongdoing in the settlement, according to court records. The company said it did not have comment on this case.

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