Class Certified In Wage Suit Against Tyco Unit

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of hundreds of employees of Tyco International Ltd. unit SimplexGrinnell who say they were shortchanged when the safety company ignored New York's “prevailing wage” law on government contracts.

U.S. District Judge Steven M. Gold said the plaintiffs made an adequate case that the fire and safety equipment unit ignored a longstanding law that requires New York state contractors to pay their workers the prevailing wage. The decision is a major setback for the company, which now...
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