Taco Bell Crew Sues Over Shoe Deductions

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 2:29 PM EST) -- Taco Bell Corp. instructed workers in California to order a specific brand of black, nonslip shoes, and then deducted the cost of the footwear from their wages without proper authorization, according to a proposed class action removed to federal court Friday.

Plaintiff Christopher Duggan claims Taco Bell asked all its hourly-wage, nonmanagement workers to order shoes from a "Shoes for Crews" catalog, and then unlawfully withheld a portion of their wages to pay for them. California law expressly states that employers must get worker authorization in...
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