NY Jenny Craig Workers Get Class Cert In Meal Break Suit

By Pete Brush (October 31, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- A New York City trial judge has certified a class of 751 current and former Jenny Craig workers who claim the weight-loss company changed their time cards to show they had taken 30-minute meal breaks when, in fact, they were pushed to work though the pause, a ruling posted Monday says.

Judge Anil C. Singh certified the class despite what he characterized as "painstaking assaults" on the merits of plaintiffs' case, lodged in May 2011 with a single claim for damages New York labor law.

"To the extent defendant has challenged the credibility of plaintiffs' [testimony], it has merely raised issues...

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