The telecommunications giant, T-Mobile, recently settled a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages totaling $8 million. In the lawsuit that was brought against the company two years ago, retail workers claimed that T-Mobile failed to pay them the correct overtime and proper rest breaks. Specifically, the California Labor Code violations included failing to pay for work completed off-the -clock as well as providing the proper meal and rest breaks that resulted in unpaid overtime and minimum wages.
Affected workers include about 9,300 hourly employees that were employed by California T-Mobile retail locations. The plaintiffs have asked the Judge to approve the $8 million settlement which will cover attorney’s fees and costs as well as class representative payments. Each eligible employee will receive about $5 for each week worked in the affected time period. The average class member award will be about $560, with the highest individual award being about $1,700.
Unfortunately, even if you work for a reputable company you may not be paid correctly. When it comes to your paycheck, if something seems off or doesn’t make complete sense, it is worth your time to speak to an employment attorney who will be able to help you decipher if you are owed any wages. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP offers a free and confidential phone consultation with one of our available representatives who will address your concerns. Our firm specializes in unpaid wage cases and has been able to recover over two hundred million for its clients nationwide. Call us at (212) 300-0375 or visit our website for additional information.