Wal-Mart Escapes Janitors' Class Claims In FLSA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2013, 10:17 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday threw out class claims in a suit accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of exploiting janitors by locking them in its stores overnight and failing to pay them minimum wage and overtime, citing a Third Circuit ruling that class members must prove they have been subjected to a common employer practice.

U.S. District Judge William J. Martini granted Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss the janitors' Fair Labor Standards Act class claims in light of the Third Circuit's decision in August decertifying an...
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