CVS Workers Win Class Status In Security-Check Pay Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday certified a statewide class of more than 40,000 CVS Caremark Corp. workers who allege the drugstore chain unlawfully failed to pay them for time spent in security inspections, saying CVS had a uniform employee bag check policy.

At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Richard E. Rico said he “had to agree” with the plaintiffs' contention that the company's bag checks applied to all its employees.

“There's a specific class of individuals who were subjected to this,” the judge said.

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