Tens Of Thousands Of Walmart Workers Win Labor Row Cert.

By Dave Simpson (January 10, 2018, 10:39 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted certification Tuesday to three classes of Walmart workers who claim the big-box retailer underpaid them for missing lunch breaks and did not provide enough information on their pay stubs.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh found that many of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s arguments against certification of the three classes — ranging in size from nearly 52,000 to nearly 76,000 workers — attacked the legal merits of the workers' arguments, which is not allowed at the certification stage.

The first class that lead plaintiff Roderick Magadia will represent are those who claim that they were not paid...

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