Wal-Mart Can't Get Win On Joint-Employer Status

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 4:59 PM EST) -- A California federal court on Tuesday denied Wal-Mart Stores East LP's bid for a ruling that Wal-Mart wasn't a joint employer of warehouse workers in a proposed wage class action, despite Wal-Mart's claim that it lacked sufficient control over the workers to be their employer.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder shot down separate motions for partial summary judgment from Wal-Mart and Schneider Logistics Transloading and Distribution Inc. that challenged their alleged liability as joint employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act and California law.

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