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Class Action Filed Against Citizen Advocates Over Off-The-Clock Work

Citizen Advocates, Inc., which does business as North Star Family of Services, is on the receiving end of a class action in New York. The suit claims workers employed as non-exempt supervisors were denied proper overtime wages for off-the-clock work done during unpaid meal breaks and before and after shifts to meet the defendant’s “demanding productivity requirements.” The defendant, who the case says provides training services for individuals with disabilities, also allegedly failed to accredit terminated former employees with unused accrued paid time off.

The proposed class covers anyone employed as a supervisor, case manager or program manager at either of the defendant’s Saranac Lake or Malone, New York facilities within the last three years. Separately, a proposed subclass seeks to cover individuals currently or formerly employed by the defendant who were not paid for accrued, unused time off at the time of termination. 

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