M. Kirkman v. Investors Bancorp, Inc.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Docket No.: 20-14574
On October 16, 2020, Ms. Kirkman, a former hourly employee of Investors Bank, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, asserting that Investors Bank failed to pay her and hundreds of other employees overtime wages as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the Named Plaintiff alleges that Investors Bank failed to pay her and other employees for performing opening procedures at Investors Bank’s branches each morning, including but not limited to waiting for co-workers to arrive on the premises.
If you have worked in New York or New Jersey for Investors Bank as a Customer Service Associate, Universal Banker, Customer Service Associate Supervisor, or in any other hourly position and performed opening procedures at any time during the last three years, you may be eligible to join the FLSA lawsuit. Please call one of our employment attorneys today for more information. The Court has not yet made any determinations regarding the merits of the case or whether the case will be certified as a collective action. However, the statute of limitations (i.e. the amount of time that may pass prior to you being unable to sue Investors Bank because too much time has passed) will continue to run until you file a Consent Form (provided below) with the Court in this case or file your own case. Hence, if you have worked for Investors Bank in the last three years and wish to protect your rights pending the Court’s decision on certification, you can sign the Consent Form below, and the Form will be filed with the Court.
Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. It may be entitled to receive attorney’s fees and costs from Investors Bank should there be a recovery or judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs. If there is a recovery, Swartz Swidler, LLC will receive a part of any settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of all members of the class or their fees will be paid separately by Investors Bank. If there is no recovery or judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any attorney’s fees or costs from any of the Plaintiffs.