Waste Management Hit With New FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 1:21 PM EDT) -- More than three dozen opt-in plaintiffs excluded from an earlier case accusing Waste Management Inc. of violating federal overtime pay standards have launched a putative class action claiming the company improperly deducted wages from workers for meal breaks regardless of whether they took a full half-hour.

The complaint — filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana — accuses Houston-based Waste Management of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The plaintiffs — roughly 45 former opt-in plaintiffs in separate FLSA action...
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