Federal Judge certifies class action against Citibank for misclassifying bank officers

Judge Conti of the U.S. District Court for Northern California today certified a class of banking professional employees from Citibank. The plaintiffs are alleging that Citibank misclassified employees as exempt from overtime requirements.

“The court concludes that plaintiff has met her light burden of substantially alleging that business banking officers were together the victims of a single decision, policy or plan,” Judge Conti wrote.

I’m developing a belief that a fairly large percentage of California salary workers are misclassified and should be paid hourly.

Dana Gilbert v. Citigroup Inc., case number 3:08-cv-00385-sc