Frito-Lay Sales Reps Gain Class Cert. In Pay Suit

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge agreed Monday to certify a class of route sales representatives in an action claiming Frito-Lay Inc.'s commission-based compensation system violates state law.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter rejected numerous arguments from Frito-Lay against class certification, including that named plaintiff Edward De Stefan lacked sufficient "integrity" to serve as a class representative because he falsified time sheets while working for the snack giant to avoid reporting that he was working more than 14 hours a day. 

"In other words, defendants appear to...
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