Kraft's Overtime Policy Fails Under Pa. Law, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday shot down a move by Kraft Foods Global Inc. to dispose of a proposed class action alleging the food giant didn't pay workers proper overtime wages, finding the company's method for calculating overtime pay doesn’t fly under Pennsylvania law.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon denied Kraft’s motion for summary judgment, ruling the company’s payment of overtime under the fluctuating workweek method, at one-half times the regular rate of pay, failed to comply with the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. That law...
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