EA Workers Readying Lawsuit

by Maarten Goldstein, Nov 12, 2004 7:44am PST
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EA workers readying class action lawsuit against EA is a GameSpot report about Electronic Arts employees wanting to sue EA for overtime pay. The complaint was filed July 29 and San Francisco law firm Schubert & Reed LLP is currently working on having the the EA worker group certified as a "class" for the lawsuit, which apparently is pretty difficult. The story also reprints an internal email from EA mentioning employees joining the class action suit will not face repercussions, though it's not confirmed that the email is authentic.

This communication responds to earlier email communications from EA management regarding the litigation. The lawsuit alleges that EA improperly classified some of its employees, including 'animators,' 'modelers,' 'texture artists,' 'lighters,' 'background effects artists' and 'environmental artists' as exempt from overtime, and therefore failed to pay those employees overtime compensation. Plaintiff's action seeks statutory penalties, damages, restitution, and injunctive relief. EA denies plaintiff's claim. It is EA's position that it treats its employees fairly and lawfully, and that it has properly classified its employees within the meaning of the law ...


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