Joe's Crab Shack Managers Win 2nd Shot At Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 4:11 PM EST) -- A California state appeals court Tuesday revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against the restaurant chain, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification and sending the suit back for the court to reconsider the managers’ commonality.

The appeals court found that the trial court should avoid its overly focused examination of the individual differences among the managers, which do not predominate over the common issues. The managers all claim that they were required to work overtime hours without pay...
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