Pennsylvania Federal Judge: Employee Waived Class Claims In Severance Agreement

Mealey's (July 19, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania federal judge on July 14 granted summary judgment in favor of an employer in a wage-and-hour class complaint filed by a former employee, finding that the employee’s severance agreement included a bar on participation in a class or collective action (Jonathan Kubischta, et al. v. Schlumberger Tech Corp., No. 15-1338, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91556).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160805-007Z.)

Jonathan Kubischta worked as a measurement-while-drilling (MWD) employee for Schlumberger Tech Corp. He alleged that although he and other MWD employees...
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