District Court certifies a class of Kelly Services employees alleging unpaid wages

United States District Court Judge Claudia Wilken (Northern District of California) granted plaintiff's motion to certify a class of California-based staffing agency employees that spent time and incurred expenses for interviews with the staffing agency's clients.  Sullivan v. Kelly Services, Inc., 2010 WL 1729174 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 27, 2010).  After prior cross-motions for summary judgment, the Court held that Plaintiff Catherine Sullivan should be compensated for the time she spent in her interviews, but not for her time preparing for and traveling to the interviews or her commuting expenses.  While the Court gives attention to the defendant's arguments, it looks as though this certification was not a close call after the summary judgment rulings.