Sur La Table Kept Employees On the Clock, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Kitchenware retailer Sur La Table forced its California employees to work through legally required rest breaks without pay, according to a proposed class action removed to federal court Tuesday.

Lead plaintiff and former assistant manager Aaron Palm alleged in the complaint, originally filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on Feb. 10, that he and putative class members are entitled to “premium wages” on missed rest breaks. The relevant class — comprised of any nonexempt hourly employees who worked in the retailer's California stores in the...
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