A former assistant center director (ACD) employed by Concentra, Inc. has filed a proposed collective action alleging that she was improperly classified as an exempt employee and deprived of overtime wages.
The plaintiff claims that from May 2011 to September 2017 she regularly worked over 40 hours each week without overtime pay at a Concentra medical clinic in Oklahoma City. According to the suit, the defendant maintains a policy of classifying all ACDs as employees exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor law. The plaintiff argues, however, that her job duties “did not differ substantially” from the duties of non-exempt employees.
The former ACD says her responsibilities included customer service, clerical work, and checking patients in and out of the clinic. The case argues that since the plaintiff’s role did not give her any meaningful control of the business or require her to exercise independent discretion, she should have been classified as a non-exempt employee and is entitled to recover overtime wages.