Employee lawsuit against computer parts producer denied class-action status

A lawsuit filed by current and former workers against a company that produces electronic components in California was denied an application for class-action status, although the suit itself will go forward.

The conditional class, denied certification by a U.S. district court, included a variety of claims, according to lawyers Coby Turner and Laura Maechtlen of firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. One common allegation was of a basic and severe Fair Labor Standards Act violation, that the employer didn't compensate workers for all the time they put in during their shifts, miscalculating hours and therefore lowering pay amounts. Irregularities with overtime payment were also reported, among many other issues.

Although the group's claims are too disparate to certify them as a single class, the lawsuit will continue and more suits from other individual employees are possible. The company has dealt with other litigious issues in the past, according to an article from legal source The Recorder.

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