Conditional Class Cert. Denied In Wal-Mart OT Action

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 12:47 PM ET) -- Two former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees failed to win conditional certification in a Pennsylvania federal court Monday for a class of more than 5,500 fellow compliance workers in a suit alleging the retailer denied them overtime compensation.

Judge Thomas N. O'Neill Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied plaintiffs Andre Bramble and Jennifer Lynch's motion to certify a nationwide collective action against Wal-Mart because they did not establish that their job duties were similar enough to other asset protection coordinators....
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