Gristede's Workers Win FLSA Summary Judgment

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge on Thursday handed current and former Gristede's managerial workers a victory in their class action against the New York-based supermarket chain, ruling that Gristede's is liable for overtime payments, awarding plaintiffs liquidated damages and throwing out “frivolous” counterclaims in a summary judgment.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York denied Gristede's assertions that the plaintiffs were white-collar workers and therefore not entitled to overtime. He also rejected arguments that the plaintiffs committed fraud and that the statute of...
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