Best Buy Techs Win Partial Class Cert. In Unpaid Wages Suit
By Dan Prochilo
Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday partially certified a class of Best Buy Co. Inc. repair technicians, saying the workers' overtime and meal period claims were not suited to classwide treatment but the allegation that they should've been paid for some commuting time presented a common issue for all the employees.
U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt said that Best Buy's official policies on off-the-clock time, overtime reporting and work breaks complied with California law, and the suit's contention that the company had unwritten, illegal policies would require...