LA Sheriff's Dept. Can't Tackle OT Claims Individually

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 10:15 PM EST) -- A California state judge tentatively ruled Thursday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department can't compel roughly 10,000 officers to arbitrate overtime claims against the department individually, in a suit the agency filed to prevent the employees from arbitrating as a class.

In the complex case — which includes a cross-complaint filed against the sheriff's department by two unions representing the officers — the department had asked the court to send roughly 10,000 deputies', sergeants' and lieutenants' overtime claims to individual arbitration and to either dismiss...
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