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A New York federal judge on Friday approved a $13.5 million deal to settle a class action alleging the Duane Reade drugstore chain didn’t pay overtime wages to assistant store managers, but he refused to sign off on a provision that would have limited references to the case on the class counsel’s web or social media pages.
U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken signed off on the settlement that would end overtime pay litigation between workers and the Walgreens Co. subsidiary that has been ongoing since January 2011.
But he rejected the measure to restrict internet mentions of...
TGI Friday’s tipped workers asked a New York federal judge on Wednesday to certify a class of employees seeking a determination that the restaurant chain and its former owner denied them proper wage and hour statements, saying that granting the request will move the litigation along and let the court decide common legal issues.
The workers contended that the litigation will be made more efficient by certifying an issue class of people requesting a declaration that TGI Friday’s Inc. and former owner Carlson Restaurants Inc. violated New York labor laws by failing to provide proper...
A New York federal judge Thursday stood firm by his class certification ruling on behalf of Duane Reade Inc. assistant store managers who claim they were shorted of overtime pay, denying the pharmacy chain's bid for decertification at discovery's end.
No new evidence has come to light that convinces him a predominant common question does not exist as to whether the assistant store managers were misclassified as "exempt" workers from New York's overtime requirements, U.S. District Judge K. Paul Oetken wrote in his 20-page ruling denying decertification.
A group of current and former Petco Animal Supply Stores Inc. pet groomers urged a New York federal court on Monday to conditionally certify a class action claiming the chain forced thousands of groomers to pay for grooming tools required for them to perform their jobs.
Attorneys for the proposed class said the “plaintiffs far exceed their low burden” for certification in this case with documentation of spending between $1,000 and $3,000 to purchase and maintain tools and of Petco’s policies requiring the costs. Attorneys pushed for certification in order to “protect the rights of...