Ruby Tuesday Workers Granted Class Cert. In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday certified a nationwide class in a wage-and-hour collective action accusing Ruby Tuesday Inc. of forbidding tipped employees from logging all their hours into the company's timekeeping system.

District Judge Harold Baer Jr. pointed out that the requirements for conditional certification of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act were more liberal than the standards for a class action, and the workers had provided the requisite "modest factual showing" that they were victims of blanket Ruby Tuesday's policies barring...
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