Amazon OT Collective Action Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected Amazon.com Inc.'s motion to throw out a putative collective action accusing it of violating federal law by using a policy of rounding work time off to the nearest quarter-hour in a way that shorts its warehouse associates on overtime pay.

Though Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington did dismiss plaintiff Richard Austin's wage claim under Nevada law without prejudice, he denied Amazon's bid to deny Austin's Fair Labor Standards Act claim and strike...
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