Some observers of California wage-and-hour class actions contended that the Brinker v. Superior Court—a key decision we have discussed in the past—had sounded the death knell for class certification in those cases. of California wage and hour class actions. Not so fast, according to the California Courts of Appeal, which have, in four published opinions, reversed four separate trial court orders that had denied certification in wage and hour class action cases:
- Benton v. Telecom Network Specialists, 220 Cal. App. 4th 701 (Oct. 16, 2013);
- Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, __ Cal. App. 4th __ (Nov.