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Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorneys, Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Genevieve M. LeFevour, negotiated a favorable defense settlement for a security company in a collective action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. The three named plaintiffs claimed they were denied overtime pay for mandatory training, waiting for replacement security officers to take their posts and donning and doffing of uniforms. The Circuit Court of Cook County recently approved the settlement, which limited the number of overtime hours to substantially less than claimed by the named plaintiffs as well as reducing the time period involved in order to limit the number of potential claimants. Notice to potential claimants is now proceeding.