McDonald's Loses Calif. OT Fight, Queuing Up Damages Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2017, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A California state judge ruled Thursday that McDonald's violated state labor law and shorted a class of thousands of workers on overtime through its handling of overnight shifts at its company-run stores, leaving only the matter of damages for next month's scheduled trial.

At the outset of a hearing Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones issued a written tentative ruling saying she was likely to grant named plaintiffs David Cruz, Ines Mendez Merino and Jonathan Valentin's motion for summary adjudication as to McDonald's liability on their certified claim for unpaid overtime wages. Judge Jones wrote that McDonald's practice of...

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