Office Depot Workers Win Class Status In Bonus OT Suit

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday certified a class action against Office Depot Inc. that accuses the company of miscalculating and withholding overtime pay from employees who received bonuses under an incentive program known as "Bravo Awards."

In certifying the class and denying Office Depot’s motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston rejected the retail giant’s argument that each of its stores administered the Bravo Award program differently, making the rewards discretionary and the class lacking in commonality.

“The slight variance in the...
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