Calif. Dollar Tree Workers Get Cert. In Break, OT Suit

Law360, San Jose (November 29, 2017, 4:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of hundreds of Dollar Tree distribution center employees in California in litigation accusing the retailer of exploitative time clock, break and bonus policies that shortchange worker pay, saying the store's arguments about the case's merits aren't applicable at this stage.

In his order granting class certification, U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. said that Dollar Tree Distribution Inc.'s opposition to class treatment turns on the merits of the plaintiff's claims, but those issues "are beyond the scope of whether a class action is indicated for purposes of certification."

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