Collective Action Cert. Stripped In Well Co. FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge stripped collective action certification in a wage and hour suit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act by former employees of Texas-based oil field service firm Surf-Frac Wellhead Equipment Company Inc., ruling Thursday that the workers' claims were best handled individually.

U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker also noted that the plaintiffs' claims, which included the denial of pay for time spent on the clock and the automatic deduction of lunch breaks from wage statements, did not appear to display a companywide...
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