Starbucks Gets Ex-Barista's Wage Suit Clipped

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a proposed class action alleging Starbucks Corp. failed to pay proper regular and overtime wages by rounding down the hours employees worked, finding the claims either weren't proven or were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said wage claims under California's Labor Code are subject to a three-year statute of limitations and that plaintiff Nicole Cummings did not initiate her suit until Dec. 22, 2011.

“Consequently, Ms. Cummings' truncating/rounding claim, as alleged under the Labor Code, is time-barred,”...
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