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.
On August 22, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania certified a FLSA collective action and a Rule 23(b)(3) class action regarding the claims in this lawsuit. In September 2017, the Third Circuit agreed to hear an appeal of the Rule 23 class certification decision, and in December 2018, vacated and remanded that decision. The Plaintiffs refiled their motion for Rule 23 certification, and the Court scheduled a trial to commence in September 2019 as to the FLSA collective action claims. Prior to trial, Citizens Bank moved to stay the trial pending resolution of the Rule 23 certification motion. The Third Circuit granted the stay and took up the procedural issue of whether a FLSA trial could proceed before the Rule 23 class certification motion was decided. That appeal is still pending.
For more information about this case, and your rights regarding same, you can contact Plaintiffs’ counsel listed above.
(Last updated 7/24/2020)