On July 17, 2015 Notice of this lawsuit was mailed to LAETs and Junior LAEs employed by TQL in Ohio since September 21, 2008. The Notice explained the overtime claims we are making under Ohio law and gave individuals in the class the right to exclude themselves by the end of the Notice Period, September 15, 2015 The class list contained the names of 4,554 current and former TQL employees. Of this number, 89 chose to exclude themselves or opt-out. The Ohio overtime claims will be determined on a class basis by Judge Michael R. Barrett.
The case now proceeds to a discovery phase which gives each side the opportunity to obtain information from the other side about the claims and defenses in the case. Discovery is scheduled to conclude at the end of February 2016. No trial date has yet been set.