Workers Win Class Status In Costco Lockdown Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 5:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a nationwide collective and a California class of Costco Wholesale Corp. employees who say the company locked them inside its warehouses at the end of their shifts and didn't pay them for the extra time at work.

Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday granted the plaintiffs' motions to conditionally certify an opt-in nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act collective action and certify a statewide opt-out class for violations of California's...
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