Judge Grants Cond. Cert. In Scholastic Wage Suit

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Friday conditionally certified a class of up to 5,900 Scholastic Book Clubs Inc. call center workers in a suit alleging the children's book publisher failed to pay them for tasks performed before and after shifts.

U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey certified an opt-in class of all nonexempt call center employees who worked at Scholastic in the last three years, finding that plaintiff Bonita Carden provided enough evidence to bolster her claims, at least for the lenient standard of the conditional...
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