Best Buy Beats Class Cert In Calif. Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 8:12 PM EST) -- A California federal judge denied class certification Wednesday in a case that claimed Best Buy Stores LP denied employees required overtime and breaks, citing last year's decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes in ruling the plaintiff hadn't shown her claims could be verified across the proposed class.

Because managers allegedly told workers in individual conversations to skip breaks and not report overtime hours rather than issuing a policy given to all workers, the case doesn't meet the commonality requirements for certification, U.S. District Judge S....
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