Dr Pepper Can't Shake Wage Suit Over OT, Lunch Breaks

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a proposed class action accusing Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. of unlawfully deducting lunch break time from workers' pay and withholding overtime compensation — rejecting the beverage giant's arguments that the plaintiff's claims weren't specific enough.

On Thursday, Judge Kenneth Marra denied Dr Pepper’s motion to dismiss the proposed class action brought by former employee Rony Mitial, ruling that the suit sufficiently alleges that Dr Pepper failed to pay him time-and-a-half wages for his overtime hours in...
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