GNC Workers Win Cert. In Suit Over Closing Time Tasks

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 2:38 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday granted class status to a group of current and former General Nutrition Corp. employees who sued the retailer claiming they weren't properly paid for closing time duties such as depositing cash from store registers.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers partially approved a class certification motion from current and former GNC sales associates and assistant managers, who, led by named plaintiff Charles Brewer, allege that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime. The judge...
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