Recent case: Deshandre worked for a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Golden Valley as an hourly employee. He claimed that he and others like him had been forced to work off-the-clock because the time clock automatically clocked out workers at the end of their shifts even if they continued working.
Chipotle asked the court to toss out the case because it was already defending an identical claim that another worker had filed a year earlier. But Deshandre wasn’t named in that lawsuit and no national class action suit had been certified. That, the court concluded, meant he could continue his lawsuit. (Woodards v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, No. 14-CV-4181, DC MN, 2015)