Motion to Decertify Remains Pending

No ruling has issued yet on TQL’s motion to decertify the Ohio class action, which presents overtime claims under Ohio law. The motion has been pending before Judge Michael Barrett since late 2016. TQL previously filed a similar motion to decertify the Federal collective action, presenting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Although the legal standards are slightly different between proceeding under State and Federal law, the theory of recovery remains the same, namely that TQL failed to pay overtime to the class members by misclassifying them as exempt. TQL's second motion to decertify essentially restates its earlier arguments made in the Federal part of the case, which were rejected by the Court in early 2016. We are confident that a decision will be rendered shortly and the case can move forward.