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Ninth Circuit Affirms Denial of Class Certification for Wage and Hour Claims on Predominance Grounds

On October 4, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed rulings by the District Court for the Northern District of California to decertify a rest break subclass and to deny class certification of meal break and off-the-clock subclasses in a long-running case brought by AutoZone employees.  In re: AutoZone, Inc., Wage and Hour Employment … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Confirms Employees Must Report Time Worked

In White v. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (PDF), the Sixth Circuit held yesterday that summary judgment was properly granted for an employer against an employee’s meal break claim, where the employee had failed to record her time worked in the employer’s timekeeping system.  The hospital had provided an “exception log” mechanism that allowed employees … Continue Reading
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