August 20, 2018 / 9:53 PM / 6 months ago

Chicago-area bus service must face overtime lawsuit - ruling

The Chicago-area Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and its Pace Suburban Bus Service must face a proposed class action accusing them of failing to pay overtime that bus drivers say they were forced to work because of because of unrealistic schedules, a federal judge ruled.

In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Gary Feinerman in Chicago said the drivers can bring claims for unpaid overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), though he dismissed claims brought under a similar state law because the drivers did not first go through an administrative grievance process.

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