Ross Forces Calif. Bag Check Class Action Into Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (June 9, 2015, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday tentatively sent to individual arbitration a putative class action alleging Ross Dress for Less Inc. didn’t pay workers for time spent undergoing bag checks, saying the former employees who brought the suit signed valid arbitration agreements.

Former Ross employees Griselda Veloz, Jose Charles Moreno and Luis F. Rodriguez had filed class action claims and claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act alleging the clothing retailer unlawfully failed to pay them for security bag checks conducted before they left their stores....
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