Security Co. Seeks To Derail Worker Action Based On Dukes

Law360, Los Angeles (December 21, 2011, 7:48 PM EST) -- Private security company The Wackenhut Corp. asked a California state judge on Wednesday to decertify a class of security officers who said the company didn't provide employees meal and rest breaks, citing the Supreme Court's tightening of certification rules in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes.

Wackenhut argues that each of its officers — who provide protection services for government agencies, banks, retail stores and a host of other clients — perform varied work depending on the unique demands of an individual customer. Further, Wackenhut claimed that...
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