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Case: Wage & Hour/Class Decertification (N.D. Cal.)

Jan. 13, 2020, 10:19 PM

A federal district court in California decertified a class of Eddie Bauer workers in California who claim they’re owed wages for security inspections required at the end of their shift. New evidence shows that Eddie Bauer doesn’t have a written or uniform security-inspection policy or practice across its California stores, different retail employees in different stores had different experiences, a video observation study of numerous stores showed that roughly 80% of the exit security checks occurred on-the-clock, and thus, the court concluded that decertification is appropriate as there is a lack of common questions and an individualized inquiry would be...

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