Boeing Workers’ Telecommuter Claim Nixed In OT Action

Law360, Los Angeles (July 21, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge overseeing a putative wage-and-hour class action brought by computer programmers for Boeing Corp. threw out a claim Wednesday that the company violated California law by refusing to reimburse workers for expenses related to a voluntary telecommuting program.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney granted the airplane maker’s motion for partial summary judgment on the claim, which alleged Boeing violated a state labor law requiring employers to cover necessary expenditures when it stopped reimbursing the home telephone and Internet charges of employees participating...
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