Dr Pepper Hit With Wage Suit Over OT, Lunch Breaks

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Employees of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. on Friday launched a proposed class action in Florida federal court, claiming the beverage giant unlawfully deducted lunch breaks from pay and withheld overtime compensation.

Lead plaintiff Rony Mitial lodged a suit on behalf of several hundred current and former Dr Pepper Snapple Group employees, claiming the company and its subsidiary American Bottling Co. failed to adequately compensate employees, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mitial accused Dr Pepper of automatically subtracting a half-hour lunch break from...
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