OceanFirst Bank FLSA Class Action Lawsuit

Elyssa Horner v. OceanFirst Bank, N.A.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Docket No.: 19-08711

Counsel: Justin Swidler, Matthew Miller, Carley Doyle

On March 19, 2019, a former OceanFirst Bank Teller filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, asserting that OceanFirst Bank failed to pay her and hundreds of OceanFirst employees overtime wages as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New Jersey Wage and Hour Law.  Specifically, the Named Plaintiff alleges that OceanFirst failed to pay her and other employees for performing security procedures prior to opening the bank branch each day.

If you have worked for OceanFirst as a teller or in any other hourly position and performed opening security procedures 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 OceanFirst because too much time has passed) will continue to run until you file a Consent Form with the Court. Hence, if you have worked for OceanFirst 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 OceanFirst 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 OceanFirst. 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.