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$38 million dollar settlement – In Re: Staples Overtime Cases

RETAIL MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers working for Staples alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result:    After class certification was granted, and just weeks prior to trial a $38 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the mangers for unpaid ... Read More »

$20 million dollar settlement – Puchalski v. Taco Bell Corp.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANT MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed against Taco Bell alleging that it misclassified its salaried restaurant general managers and market training managers as exempt and wrongfully denied them overtime pay. Result: Following a four month class action trial, lead trial counsel Jones Law Firm secured a $20 million dollar settlement on behalf of ... Read More »

$19 million dollar settlement – Lofton v. Wells Fargo

HOME MORTGAGE CONSULTANT OVERTIME AND UNPAID MEAL BREAK LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried home mortgage consultants working for Wells Fargo alleging that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime and did not receive their statutorily required meal breaks. Result: A $19 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the home ... Read More »

$17.5 million dollar settlement – Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Fitts

RETAIL MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers working for Sears alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result: A $17.5 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate Sears’ “salaried” managers for unpaid overtime. Read More »

$7.5 million dollar settlement – Bates/Bartlett v. Rubio’s Restaurants Inc.

RESTAURANT MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers and assistant managers working for Rubio’s alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result: A $7.5 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the managers and assistant managers for their unpaid overtime. Read More »

$6.2 million dollar settlement – In Re Station Casinos, Inc.

HOURLY CASINO WORKERS OFF THE CLOCK LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint against Station Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada alleging that Station’s failed to pay its hourly employees for all hours worked due to an illegal rounding system whereby the casino rounded the clock in and out times both forward and backward to the detriment of the hourly employees. Result: ... Read More »

$5.0 million dollar settlement – West v. Circle K Stores, Inc.

HOURLY CLERK MEAL BREAK AND VACATION LITIGATION Summary: A Class action complaint was filed on behalf of hourly clerks alleging that they were not properly compensated for their meal breaks and also that they were required to forfeit accrued but unused vacation that was not taken by them. Result: A $5.0 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to ... Read More »

$3.9 million dollar settlement – Doornbos v Pilot Travel

TRUCK STOP MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers and assistant managers working for Pilot Travel Centers LLC alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result: A $3.9 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the managers and assistant managers for their unpaid ... Read More »

$3.5 million dollar settlement – Lindley v. Discount Tire Centers, Inc.

AUTO CENTER MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers and assistant managers working for Discount Tire Centers alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result: A $3.5 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the managers and assistant managers for their unpaid overtime. Read More »

$3.3 million dollar settlement – Pritchett v. Office Depot, Inc.

RETAIL MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers and assistant managers working for Office Depot alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay. Result: On the eve of a class action trial, a $3.3 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate the managers and ... Read More »