Calif. Tire Center Workers Can't Revive Wage-And-Hour Suit

By Lauren Berg (October 5, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court tossed multiple class actions accusing Certified Tire and Service Centers Inc. of stiffing its automotive technicians of some of their enhanced pay, finding that the auto repair company complies with state minimum wage and break requirements.

Affirming San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil's decision, the panel ruled that the employees did not adequately show that Certified Tire's technician compensation program, or TCP, which rewards technicians with a higher hourly rate for work billed to customers as "labor," does not pay workers when they are performing other tasks that do not generate labor "production dollars."...

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