Marathon Oil Gets Boost In FLSA Battle

Law360, New York (August 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a wage-and-hour suit against Marathon Oil Corp. are deciding whether or not to file an objection now that a magistrate judge has recommended that their bid for conditional collective action certification be denied.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson signed off on the 27-page report and recommendation on Thursday. Erickson wrote that the plaintiffs had “colorably established” that eight prospective class members were required by their store managers

to work off the clock.

But the plaintiffs say they own 1,600 gas stations and...
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