Security Guards Win Cert. In Meal-Break Wage Suit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- A collective action against two D.C.-based security agencies won conditional certification Thursday after a Washington federal judge found that claims in the case were unified by an alleged unfair policy of deducting meal breaks from school security guards' paychecks.

The crux of the case against U.S. Security Associates and Watkins Security Agency of DC are automatic deductions for meal breaks that never happened, according to the opinion. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates shot down arguments that allegations against the two agencies were distinct, saying the...
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