KPMG faces $20-million overtime suit

Claim states employees forced to work 90-hour weeks while only billing for 60
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/14/2007

A former employee of accounting firm KPMG LLP in Toronto is spearheading a $20-million class-action lawsuit for unpaid overtime.

The lead plaintiff, Alison Corless, worked at KPMG from 2000 to 2004 as a technician. She alleges the firm owes her $87,000 in overtime.

The statement of claim, filed with the Ontario Superior Court by law firm Juroviesky and Ricci LLP, says KPMG supervisors regularly required employees to work 90-hour weeks while only billing clients for 60 hours.