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ABM Janitor Class Trimmed In Suit Over Cellphone Use

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday narrowed a 30,000-member class of janitors accusing facility management company ABM Industries Inc. of making them use their personal cellphones for work purposes without reimbursement, saying arbitration agreements some of them signed in 2016 keep some claims out of court.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected the workers’ argument that ABM gave up its power to make them arbitrate work-related claims by not invoking the agreements until March, though she said the subset of workers who signed the agreements...
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