Costco Plaintiffs Move For Class Cert. In Labor Case

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 2:07 PM EDT) -- Ex-employees of Costco Wholesale Corp. have moved for collective action certification in a suit alleging the big-box chain improperly deducted money they owed on their company-sponsored credit cards from their final paychecks.

The plaintiffs filed their motion and supporting documents on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, saying collective action was the most effective way to redress the minimum wage and overtime claims brought by lead plaintiff Carrie Ward.

Ward sued her former employer in California state court in January...
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