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Law Firm Seeking Take-Two Testers For Class Action On Payment, Benefit Issues
Law Firm Seeking Take-Two Testers For Class Action On Payment, Benefit Issues
August 31, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

August 31, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The law firm of Righetti & Glugoski, PC is seeking plaintiffs for a potential class action lawsuit alleging that Take-Two quality assurance testers weren't provided promised compensation and other benefits.

The lawsuit [PDF], was originally filed last year on behalf of former Visual Concepts QA tester Aaron Martinez in California state court.

In the suit, Martinez alleges that, between November 2006 and April 2007, Take-Two "engaged in a uniform policy and systemic scheme of wage abuse" that required hourly employees to "consistently... work off-the-clock."

The suit goes on to allege that testers were not paid accurately for overtime work, and that some testers "were not receiving at least minimum wage for compensation." In addition, Take-Two allegedly denied testers required meal and rest breaks, and failed to provide required payment when those breaks were missed.

The court is currently determining whether enough testers were affected by these allegations to constitute a legal class action, ahead of a planned March 2012 court date.

Those with questions about their potential participation in the suit should contact Gilardi and Co. LLC at 1-877-267-8761, or e-mail

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Joshua Sterns
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Hell ya. QA is the red headed step child of the industry. Really hope this results in better working conditions and higher pay.

Craig Page
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All that's missing from the list of wrongs was for Take-Two to lock the testers in their testing rooms until they finished, like the garment workers last century. Or the sweat shop workers of today, I'm sorry but if I have to pay more than 20 cents per sock then you're just not working hard enough, back into the sweat shop you go!!!!