Tyco Unit Can't Escape Prevailing Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Tyco International Ltd. unit SimplexGrinnell LP must defend itself against a proposed class action accusing the company of failing to pay prevailing wages to its public works projects employees, a California federal judge ruled Thursday, saying state law allowed the company’s workers, not just the state, to bring claims under the law.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton said that based on previous rulings of California state appeals courts, the California Prevailing Wage Law is a minimum wage law, and the California Labor Code allows employees...
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