FedEx Triumphs In Split Shift Wage Suit

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday handed FedEx Corp. victory in a wage class action, ruling that state labor laws covering split shifts do not require the company to pay higher-paid employees for an extra hour at minimum wage.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson agreed with FedEx that employees were only entitled to a split shift premium if their total daily wages were less than the sum of wages for the actual hours worked plus an additional hour.

The litigation centers on claims from five subclasses...
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