Pepsi Distributor Supers Win Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 4:52 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday certified a class of supervisors who claim a bottler that distributes PepsiCo Inc. products violated federal law by exempting them from overtime pay, even though they work on commission. 

Judge Henry T. Wingate of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi certified a class of Federal Labor Standards Act plaintiffs who have worked for the bottler over the past three years. 

The plaintiffs' motion for class certification, lodged in January 2010, said that as territory managers for the...
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