KB Home Sales Staff Lose Class Cert. In Wage Spat

By Shayna Posses (November 13, 2015, 3:21 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday decertified a class of KB Home salespeople in a Fair Labor Standards Act suit, pointing to a decision in a similar suit in which workers lost certification because of vast differences in their daily routines.

In a brief order, U.S. Circuit Judge Gregg Costa, who is continuing to oversee the case despite his appointment to the Fifth Circuit, reversed course on his earlier decision conditionally certifying a class of current and former salespeople in Houston alleging the model home company violated minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. The judge explained that the suit is too...

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