McDonald’s Loses Calif. OT Fight, Queuing Up Damages Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2017, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A California state judge ruled Thursday that McDonald’s violated state labor law and shorted a class of thousands of workers on overtime through its handling of overnight shifts at its company-run stores, leaving only the matter of damages for next month’s scheduled trial.

At the outset of a hearing Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones issued a written tentative ruling saying she was likely to grant named plaintiffs David Cruz, Ines Mendez Merino and Jonathan Valentin’s motion for summary adjudication as to McDonald’s liability...
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