Baxter Workers Win Class Cert. In Meal Break Action

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California on Friday certified a class of roughly 280 current and former Baxter Healthcare Corp. manufacturing workers in a suit claiming the company ran afoul of state meal break requirements.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney granted  a motion for class certification from named plaintiff Anna Nguyen, who used to work as an assembler for Baxter in Irvine, Calif.

Nguyen argues that she and others like her weren't provided a half-hour meal period within the first five hours of an eight-hour shift or compensation in lieu of a meal break, and that Baxter didn't provide a second...

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