Calif. Appeals Court Orders Cert. In EMT Docked-Pay Action

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday ordered the certification of two classes of employees suing a pair of ambulance companies for allegedly cutting their hourly pay and overtime compensation when they worked long shifts, overturning a lower court's decision that the classes had been poorly defined.

Contrary to the trial court's opinion, the two would-be classes of employees were all subjected to a set of uniform pay policies by Bowers Cos. Inc. and Pacific Ambulance Inc. that applied "to readily ascertainable groups of employees," suiting those...
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