Brinker Dooms Wells Fargo Workers' OT Suit, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (June 20, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A California state judge refused Wednesday to certify a class of 13,000 Wells Fargo Bank NA employees who claim they were pressured into working off-the-clock, ruling the California Supreme Court's recent Brinker decision required individual inquiries into why workers didn't take mandatory breaks.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos said class members had failed to provide evidence that Wells Fargo had a written policy mandating its district managers to pressure the plaintiffs into working through mandatory meal and rest break periods. Employees claimed Wells Fargo...
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