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Munoz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., B249505

In a class action brought under Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA, Lab. Code section 2698 et seq.) against a restaurant employer defendant involving their alleged policy to require employees to purchase slip-resistant shoes from a specific vendor in order to work at the restaurants, asserting that a) the deduction of the cost of these shoes from employee wages without obtaining the employee's written authorization caused wages to dip below minimum wage, and b) defendant's pay stubs were noncompliant because they did not contain the start date for the pay period, the trial court's order denying certification of a class is affirmed where the trial court's order and grant of defendant's motion to deny class certification is a nonappealable order because the PAGA claims remain in the trial court and the "death knell" doctrine does not apply under these circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/30/2015
  • Published 06/30/2015




  • California Court of Appeal