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Converse Beats Worker’s Would-Be Class Suit Over Breaks, OT Rate

Jan. 12, 2022, 8:11 PM

A Converse Inc. equipment operator failed to present sufficient evidence that the sneaker manufacturer violated California breaks rules and miscalculated overtime pay, a federal judge ruled.

There’s no evidence that Converse prevented Bryan Madeira from taking a second meal period and a third break when he worked 10-hour shifts, Judge Cormac J. Carney said Tuesday in granting the company’s motion for summary judgment.

Converse previously convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to remove the case back to the Central District of California, after it had been remanded to state court.

The company presented evidence that Madeira ...

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