top 10 private-plaintiff wage and hour class action settlements entered in 2019
In Re Wackenhut Wage and Hour Cases, Calif. Super. Ct., No. JCCP 4545 (Oct. 21, 2019).
The court granted final approval for a settlement involving claims brought by security officers who alleged a failure to provide meal and rest breaks under California law.
Van Dusen v. Swift Transportation Co., D. Ariz., No. 10-CV-899 (April 18, 2019).
The court granted preliminary approval to settle claims of drivers who asserted they were misclassified as independent contractors and deprived of proper wages and reimbursement of expenses.
Roberts v. C.R. England Inc., D. Utah, No. 12-CV-302
(July 9, 2019).
The court granted final approval for settlement of a class action involving drivers who alleged the defendants misrepresented the income that was available to them after they finished the company’s training programs.
Merino v. Wells Fargo & Co., D. N.J., No. 16-CV-7840
(July 9, 2019).
The court granted preliminary approval to settle a class action involving 38,000 bank tellers alleging the company failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
Sanchez v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California Inc., Calif. Super. Ct., No. BC499888 (Nov. 22, 2019).
The parties sought settlement approval in a class action involving thousands of workers alleging a failure to pay proper wages for hours worked.
Alfred v. Pepperidge Farm Inc., C.D. Calif., No. 14-CV-7086 (Oct. 10, 2019).
The court granted final approval to settle a class action brought by product distributors in three states who alleged they were denied employment benefits since they were misclassified as independent contractors.
O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, N.D. Calif., No. 13-CV-3826 (Aug. 29, 2019).
The parties sought settlement approval in an action alleging the ride-hailing company classified drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying them a minimum wage and providing benefits.
Carter v. XPO Logistics Inc., N.D. Calif., No. 16-CV-1231 (Oct. 18, 2019).
The court granted final approval to settle minimum-wage and overtime claims involving allegations of misclassifying delivery drivers.
Valliere v. Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co., N.D. Calif., No. 17-CV-123 (May 9, 2019).
The court approved a settlement for wage and hour claims of California-based oil refinery operators who alleged their employer failed to provide proper rest breaks.
Woods v. Caremark, W.D. Mo., No. 14-CV-583
(May 31, 2019).
The court granted preliminary approval for a settlement of wage and hour claims brought by telephone customer service representatives accusing the company of failing to pay for preshift work.