TruGreen Workers' FLSA Class Claims Must Go To Arbitration

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT) -- TruGreen Ltd. Partnership employees must resolve through arbitration their class action allegations that the landscaping company shorted its workers on wages, as set out in the employees’ contracts, a Texas federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel dismissed collective action claims raised by a trio of TruGreen technicians and telemarketers who allege the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to compensate them at minimum wage through a “fluctuating workweek” payment method, saying their class claims are barred by an alternative dispute...
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