Diesel Settles Calif. Employees' Wage And Break Claims

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 6:06 PM EST) -- Retail clothing chain Diesel USA Inc. agreed on Friday to pay $450,000 to settle with a class of about 700 California employees who claim the denim company denied them proper overtime pay and obligatory meal and rest breaks.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer granted preliminary approval to the deal, saying that the proposed settlement falls within the range of possible final approval.

The settlement resolves claims initially filed by former Diesel sales associate Megan Labrador in San Francisco Superior Court in December 2010. Diesel removed...
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