OfficeMax Workers Lose Class Bid In Meal, Rest Break Suit

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 3:22 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday denied a class certification bid from current and former OfficeMax Inc. employees who allege the retailer denied them meal and rest breaks, ruling that the workers' claims would be better resolved individually.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna said evidence presented by OfficeMax and lead plaintiffs Mauricio Gonzalez and William Minter Jr. — who alleged that the retailer failed to provide required breaks to its hourly workers — showed that employees' meal and rest period experiences differed based on the...
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