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Google Can’t Shake Employee’s Wage, Break Class Claims

Feb. 13, 2020, 3:46 PM

A former Google employee convinced a federal judge to include all of the tech company’s California hires in proposed class actions against it and recruiters under federal and state labor law.

Christina Bush’s latest complaint now plausibly alleges that Google might be liable as a joint employer for wage and break violations perpetrated against California employees hired directly or through any staffing agency, not just the one that hired her, Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Wednesday.

The court dismissed Bush’s initial class claims as overly-broad in July 2019, but...

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