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Wal-Mart Loses Class Action Appeal In Mass. Meal Break Case

Published by on October 2, 2008

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court order decertifying a class action against Wal-Mart for meal break and unpaid wage violations.  In addition to reversing the order, the Court ordered the class certified and reversed an award of partial summary judgment in favor of Wal-Mart.  Law.com has a story here.  Other […]

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court order decertifying a class action against Wal-Mart for meal break and unpaid wage violations.  In addition to reversing the order, the Court ordered the class certified and reversed an award of partial summary judgment in favor of Wal-Mart.  Law.com has a story here.  Other blogs have posts on the case herehere and here.  A copy of the opinion is here.

The case is yet another harbinger of the continued spread of wage and hour class actions throughout the nation like kudzu.  Employers are well advised to invest the resources in ensuring wage/hour compliance before the class action arrives at the door.

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