Mealey's Labor & Employment - 9th Circuit: State Employees Alleging Wage Violations Are Protected From Discovery

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 9th Circuit: State Employees Alleging Wage Violations Are Protected From Discovery

PORTLAND, Ore. - The identities of Washington state employees who allege violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime and record-keeping provisions are protected from discovery under the government's informants privilege, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 18 (In re: Thomas E. Perez, Thomas E. Perez, Secretary, United States Department of Labor v. United States District Court, Tacoma, No. 13-72195, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 7301).

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