Activision Hit With Class Action Overtime Suit

Video Game Law Blog

May 04, 2006

Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ ATVI) has joined Electronic Arts in its class action woes due to lack of payment of overtime wages to its computer graphics employees.

The plaintiff, a former animator at Activision, is seeking compensation for unpaid wages in addition to penalties and punitive damages. Moreover, the plaintiff is asking the court to rule that Activision's compensation policy is unlawful.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ ERTS) recently settled its overtime lawsuit, which resulted in a payout of $14.9 million and a reclassification for some employees as hourly worker.

Coverage at (GameDaily)