Court Grants ABRA Extension for Response

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has been granted an extension to answer the complaint filed against the company earlier this summer in U.S. District Court in the District of Minnesota. The company now has through October 17, 2007, to answer the complaint, in which plaintiffs allege that the company required customer service managers (CSMs) and customer service representatives (CSRs) to work overtime without pay and that it did so by misclassifying these employees as "managerial," which exempted them from overtime pay.

Thomas Hale and Justin Schreckenstein, two former employees who are represented by Clayton D. Halunen of Halunen & Associates in Minneapolis, filed the class-action suit on July 17, 2007.

This is the second extension magristrate judge Janie S. Mayeron has granted the Minneapolis-based company. ABRA's answer was due originally on August 20, but an extension was granted through September 4.

ABRA is represented by Joseph M. Sokolowski and Linday J. Zamzow of Fredrikson & Byron P.A. in Minneapolis.Sokolowski declined to comment on the case.

Calls to Halunen have not been returned.

CLICK HERE for the full text of the court document granting the extension.

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