AutoZone Can't Decertify Worker Class, Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (August 23, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday denied AutoZone Inc.'s bid to decertify a class of workers who claim they were improperly denied rest breaks, saying it's too soon to determine whether a majority of the car parts retailer’s stores ignored the company's policy of not allowing enough breaks.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the case needs to go through a discovery process to better determine whether enough of AutoZone's employees were denied rest breaks under the company's policy. Last December, he certified the subclass...
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