Hard Rock Waiters Can't Send Class Notice, Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has nixed efforts by waitstaff at Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. alleging wage-and-hour violations to notify a proposed nationwide class of employees of their right to opt into the action.

Judge John Antoon II of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Thursday accepted in their entirety the recommendations of Magistrate Judge Karla Spaulding as to the putative nationwide class. In August, Judge Spaulding determined that the plaintiffs had not shown a national policy existed at Hard Rock that...
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