Farmers Insurance Adjusters Win Class Cert. In Wages Suit

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday granted class certification to a group of Farmers Insurance Exchange claims adjusters accusing the insurer of misclassifying them as exempt from overtime pay and rest and meal breaks, finding their case has traction as a class action under state labor laws.

Farmers fought certification, but Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley Jr. sided with the plaintiffs, writing that “the wage and hour laws apply to [the plaintiffs]: rest breaks, meal breaks and all the rest. Farmers dismisses this ‘erroneous analysis’ but...
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