Riggan Law Firm Obtains Conditional Class Certification For Travel Salespersons in Overtime Case

As indicated in a previous blog post in May 26, 2011, Riggan Law Firm, LLC, a Missouri overtime law firm, working in connection with Crone & McEvoy, PLC, previously filed a class action lawsuit against Roark Travel Service Network, LLC to recover unpaid wages for a group of salespersons (liners and closers). Roark is in the business of selling travel and vacation packages in Branson, Missouri, and it is part of the Shepard of the Hills Entertainment Group.

In the lawsuit, the Plaintiffs allege that they were unlawfully denied minimum wage and overtime pay, in violation of federal and Missouri law. The Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Conditionally Certify the case as a class action pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Plaintiffs asked the Court to Order Roark to provide Plaintiffs' counsel with a list of all class members who have worked as salespersons (liners and/or closers) at Roark from July 26, 2008 to the present, and to allow Plaintiffs to send notice to the class advising them of their rights to opt-in to the lawsuit and assert a claim for unpaid wages.

On February 7, 2013, the Honorable Richard E. Dorr, with the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, issued an Order granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Conditional Certification. The class notice will be sent out soon, on or before March 8, 2012. All of those receiving the class notice will then have sixty (60) days to opt-in to the lawsuit to assert a claim for unpaid wages.

Members of the class can opt-in to the lawsuit by signing the consent form and sending it to Riggan Law Firm, LLC.