HP Employees Win Conditional Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2014, 8:48 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted conditional certification to a group of employees at Hewlett-Packard Co. who claim the company skimped on overtime pay, siding with the plaintiffs in the collective action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh found that the plaintiffs met their “lenient notice-stage” burden for conditional certification, saying HP could rebut some arguments in a later motion to decertify the class.

HP had argued, among other things, that the putative class members were too different...
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