Alex Renig, et al. v. Citizens Bank, N.A.
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
On November 23, 2015, Alex Reinig and 3 other mortgage loan officers of Citizens Bank filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania asserting that Citizens Bank violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, by failing to pay all overtime and minimum wage due, and by making unlawful deductions from the employees’ pay. You can read the filed Complaint below. Specifically, the lawsuit asserts that Citizens Bank denied them and all other Mortgage Loan Officers throughout the United States wages, including overtime, as a result of Citizens Bank failing to pay for all hours worked, making improper deductions from their commissions and as a result of Citizens Bank failing to include commissions in their overtime rates.
Over opposition from Citizens Bank, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the Plaintiffs’ request and conditionally certified this matter as a collective action pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (a federal law requiring that employees receive certain wages, such as proper overtime for all overtime hours worked). A collective action is similar to a class action, except that you must submit a consent form if you wish to join the case and collect in any judgment or settlement. As a result of the ruling, all Mortgage Loan Officers in the United States will receive notice of the litigation and will be given an opportunity to join the case. In the meantime, you may join by submitting a consent form online. You may also review the Court order granting certification below.
If you have worked for Citizens Bank as a mortgage loan officer anywhere in the United States in the last three years, you can join the lawsuit by filing a Consent Form below.