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Prison Guards to Recover Over $120M in Unpaid Wages 

Prison guards in Missouri will be able to recover significant amount of owed wages, after a decade long lawsuit. Approximately 13,000 current and former prison guards from over 20 state prisons across the Missouri stand to benefit from the $128 million settlement. The preliminarily approvedsettlement will be paid out in installments. First, $33 million of the total will go to affected employees that will each get a prorated amount based on how long they worked for the agency.Then, over the course of the next 8 years, $65 million will be paid out to prison guards via an extra 15 minutes of overtime for every shift they work.

The original lawsuit, which was filed back in 2012, ...

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Account Executives at National Mortgage Lender Recover nearly $3M in Unpaid Wages 

Account executives for a national wholesale mortgage lending company have recently settled claims of unpaid wages. The nearly $3 million settlement with United Wholesale Mortgagewill resolve claims of unpaid overtime dating back as far as 2018. Current and former account executives that were employed by United Wholesale Mortgage between October 12, 2018 and December 23, 2021 stand to benefit from the $2.75 million settlement.

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2021, alleged that the lender required significant overtime hours but denied its account executives overtime pay as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Specifically, the lawsuit claimed that the company had policies and practices preventing them from filing for ...

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Nursing Facility Caregivers to Receive $3M In Owed Wages 

Nursing facility caregivers have recently been able to recover nearly $3 million in owed wages. Peterson Health Care Inc., which manages health care centers across several states, allegedly failed to pay its workers the proper overtime. Affected workers include over 3,000 nursing facility caregivers at 84 locations employed by Peterson Health Care throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.

Specifically, the Department of Labor investigation looked into claims made by nursing facility caregivers that alleged they weren’t properly ...

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Warehouse Workers for Logistics Company To Recover $3.25M in Unpaid Wages 

Warehouse workers in Illinois have recently settled a collective and class action lawsuit accusing a logistics company for unpaid wages. The lawsuit, which was originally filed mid 2020 against Pinnacle, brought wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”), the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”), the Maryland Wage and Hour Law (“MWHL”) and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“MWPCL”). The $3.25 million settlement will resolve ...

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Disaster Relief Workers Reach $17M in Unpaid OT Deal With FEMA

Disaster relief workers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) have just reached a substantial settlement resolving claims of unpaid wages. The $16.5 million deal will settle claims of unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)made by disaster relief workers paid by FEMA.More that 3,800 current and former workers part of the class action will benefit from the nearly $17 million settlement.

The grievance, which was initially filed in March 2018, claimed these emergency workers were improperly denied the proper overtime when working over 40 hours per week as required ...

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IT Sales Representatives Secure a $1.8M Settlement for Unpaid Wages

IT sales representatives for A Canadian based information technology company have just resolved their claims of unpaid wages. This collective action lawsuit, which was originally filedless than two months ago, reached a settlement deal of $1.8 million to cover allegations of significant unpaid wages. Approximately 190 IT Sales Representatives that worked for Softchoice in Illinois between June 28, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2021stand to benefit from this payout. 

The lawsuit specifically alleged that IT sales representatives were wrongly classified as exempt from receiving overtime payunder the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Illinois Minimum Wage ...

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Transport Drivers Secure $4.9M Settlement to Resolve Unpaid OT Claims

Drivers for a Houston area public service transit company have recently resolved unpaid wage claims from a collective action filed back in 2020. The nearly $4.9 million settlement will cover claims of unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The original complaint alleged drivers were wrongly classified as independent contractors when they should have been considered employees entitled to overtime pay at time and a half their regular hourly rate when working over 40 hours per week. More than 260 drivers stand to benefit from the $4,875,000 million settlement with each driver receiving an average of nearly $19,000.

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Employee Biometric Privacy Lawsuit Settles for $4.5M in Illinois

Workers for a online gift retailer in Illinois, owned by Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., have reached a significant settlement to end biometric privacy claims that their employer used illegalfingerprint scanning practices. A federal judge is set to approve the $4.5 million deal after both parties reached this settlement after an 11-hour mediation this past October. More than 200,000 employees of Personalizationmall.com LLC stand to benefit from this payout.

The lawsuit specifically alleged that the finger scanning time clock system used by their employer to collect their clock in and out times did not first obtain their consent to the data and collection use. States like Illinois have strict biometric privacy laws which require explicit consent to data ...

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Walmart Untimely Wage Case Successfully Moves Forward

In May of 2020, Walmart manual workers filed a class action lawsuit against the grocery chain and retailer in the Northern District of New York for underpayment caused by the late payment of wages. Walmart allegedly failed to compensate its hourly cashiers, front end associates, stockers, receiving associates, sales associates, and other similarly situated manual labor positions on a bi-weekly basis as required by the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Instead, these manual workers were paid on a bi-weekly basis even ...

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Home Health Aides To Receive $4.5M In Unpaid Wages

Home health aides for a Pennsylvania based home health care agency have just been awarded $4.5 million in owed wages. The agency, Successful Aging Care Net Inc., allegedly failed to pay its home health aides the correct overtime pay when working over 40 hours in one work week. This lawsuit, that was originally filed in 2020 for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, will help more than 500 workers benefit from this payout. Affected workers include home health aides, office staff employees,and nurses.

A Pennsylvania federal judge ordered the payout after finding that ...

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