Winebrake & Santillo, working with co-counsel from the Kansas City law firm of Donelon PC, recently obtained class certification for a class of Assistant Branch Managers (ABMs) employed at Citizens Bank locations throughout New York state. The lawsuit, entitled Cuevas v. Citizens Financial Group, Inc., 10-cv-5582-FB (E.D.N.Y.), is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The ABMs allege that they were misclassified as exempt from New York overtime rights laws. The federal court’s class certification decision allows the lawsuit to go forward on behalf of hundreds of ABMs. Click Here for a copy of the Court’s class certification decision.