Guitar Center Can Talk To Workers In Wage Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a putative class action alleging Guitar Center Inc. improperly deducted wages for employee meal breaks, a judge has overruled the plaintiffs’ request to bar the retailer from interviewing workers about the allegations, but has also agreed to ensure the company releases information about employees it has contacted.

On Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Joan B. Gottschall denied the plaintiffs’ request to suspend Guitar Center’s interview efforts, which the plaintiffs claimed were being deducted specifically to “discourage Guitar...
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