California Federal Judge: FLSA Collective Claims Are Not Precluded By Earlier Suit
Mealey's (October 31, 2016, 1:41 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A truck operator who had opted in to a wage-and-hour collective action that was ultimately denied certification before filing his own wage-and-hour collective action is not estopped from bringing his suit, a California federal judge ruled Oct. 26 (Williams Phillips, et al. v. Randy’s Trucking, Inc., et al., No. 16-753, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148574).
(Memorandum available. Document #43-161104-009Z.)
Williams Phillips worked as a truck operator for Randy’s Trucking Inc. (RTI), an oilfield services company, from August 2011 to March 2014. ...