Shell Worker Meal Break Suit Weathers Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed a proposed class action accusing Shell Oil Co. of failing to provide meal breaks for employees at a California refinery to go forward, though she dismissed a claim of failure to pay wages on termination.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Monday that the plaintiffs, who all work for a Shell refinery in Martinez, Calif., couldn't sue under the state's labor law to recover wages not paid on termination because none of...
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