9th Circ. Rejects Hertz Workers' Class Cert. Bid In OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision not to grant class certification to a group of Hertz Corp. employees alleging the company denied them overtime pay, finding that the district judge hadn’t abused her discretion in making the decision.

The three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney properly considered the group’s bid for certification under the strict protocols required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 when she determined that the would-be class members’ roles in the company weren’t similar...
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