Brooks Bros. Hit With Wages Class Action Over Meal Breaks

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A former Brooks Brothers Group Inc. employee hit the clothing retailer with a putative class action in a California court Friday, alleging that the company denied employees adequate breaks for meals and unfairly deducted their wages.

Plaintiff John Hoagland, who worked for Brooks Brothers in both a sales and management capacity from July 2007 to February 2013, filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit alleged that the company “willfully required” employees “to work without all compliant meal periods and failed to compensate” workers...
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