MLB Looks To Appeal Minor Leaguer Class Cert. In Wage Row

Law360, New York (March 22, 2017, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The MLB and several of its clubs moved Wednesday to set up an immediate appeal over California Minor League Baseball players' class certification in a wage-and-hour action, arguing the class ruling relied on a flawed understanding of what can constitute hours worked.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero had recently reversed course by certifying minor league ballplayers' sought class and Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, after the players revised their class definition by, among other things, cutting out claims for off-site winter conditioning. The judge said those modifications made it possible to sort out when and for how long players...

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