Post-Brinker Plaintiffs Shift Focus To Bag-Check Policies

Law360, San Diego (August 15, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT) -- Proposed class actions accusing employers of failing to compensate workers for undergoing bag checks as part of company loss-prevention efforts are on the rise in California, a sign that the plaintiffs bar is turning its attention to alternative unpaid wage claims after the state high court’s Brinker decision made it harder to certify missed meal break classes, lawyers say.

Employers’ practices of checking workers’ bags after they clock out are coming under heightened scrutiny in California in recent months, according to attorneys. Jennifer Brown Shaw of...
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