Sales Representatives of Medical Device Company to Receive $7.4M To End Misclass Suit

Sales Representatives of a medical device manufacturer, Zimmer Biomet, have reached a settlement that will resolve claims that their employer misclassified them as independent contractors. These claims ofmisclassification were brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and will be settled in the $7.4 million payout. More than 250 current and former sales representatives will benefit from this agreement.

This lawsuit, which was initiated back in July of 2018, alleged that due to the extensive control thatZimmer Biomet had over its sales representatives, they should have been classified as employees of the company instead of independent contractors. This would have allowed sales reps to have benefits such as ...

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T-Mobile Call Center Employees to Receive $2M In Unpaid OT

T-Mobile call center employees have just settled their claims of unpaid wages for $2 million. Nearly 7,000 customer service representatives will benefit from this settlement that resolved allegations of unpaid overtime. These customer service representatives claimed they consistently worked off-the-clock without compensationthat resulted in unpaid overtime. This proposed class and collective action lawsuit, that was originally filed in March of 2019, was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

Specifically, the lawsuit alleged that T-Mobile forced affected employees to spend time starting up computers and numerous software and programs before being allowed to clock-in. These multiple computer programs, software programs, servers, and applications are fundamental in order to complete their work. ...

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Day Rate Inspectors of Kinder Morgan to Receive $3.9M to Settle Unpaid OT Claims

Day Rate Inspectors of the energy infrastructure company, Kinder Morgan, have just settled their collective action lawsuit that alleged they were significantly underpaid. This $3.925 million settlement will help resolve claims that the company failed to properly pay these oil and gas pipeline inspectors for overtime wages. Those that stand to benefit from this payout include all Day Rate Inspectors employed by Kinder Morgan throughout the United States that were paid a day rate pay plan at any time during the last 3 years.

The lawsuit, that was filed back in 2019, specifically claimed that Kinder Morgan had incorrectly classified these inspectors as ...

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Casino Workers Recover $6M in Owed Wages

Casino workers at a Pennsylvania casino who alleged they were owned significant wages have reached a substantial settlement to resolve their claims. The $6 million deal will settle allegations that tips were deducted from their pay without the proper notice required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Nearly 3,000 casino workers, which include non-exempt, hourly, table games dealers and other similarly situated employees, stand to benefit from this payout.

This lawsuit, which was filed last March, claimed that the casinofailed to properly notify its employees about the tip credit provisions. Under the FLSA, employers are allowed tocompensate its tipped ...

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Scheduling Violations for Chipotle Employees May Cost Fast Food Giant Big

Workweek scheduling violations of New York City’s Fair Workweek Law and other city laws may cost Chipotle Mexican Grill more than $150 million in owed wages and penalties. According to a complaint filed by the city, the fast food giant failed to provide its employees at numerous locations with sufficient notice or extra pay when changing their schedules last minute or requiring them to work consecutive shifts. This lawsuit is the largest the city has brought ...

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Retail Workers at Zara Win Class Action Status for Unpaid Overtime

The class action lawsuit filed against the nationwide retailer, Zara USA, INC. and INDITEX USA LLC, in May of last year continues to move forward successfully. Recently, the retail workers who brought the case forward requested that the proposed class of employees, which includes stock associates, sales associates, cashiers, and other similarly situated hourly workers be conditionally certified as a class in order to send notice alerting all potentially affected employees about the lawsuit and their rights. The case, which seeks to recover unpaid overtime for all hourly workers of Zara throughout the United States, ...

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Security checks Cost Nike $8.25M in Unpaid Wages for its Retail Workers

Security checks for Nike workers has just cost the retail company big. Nike was accused of failing to pay its retail employees for time spent waiting to clear security checks. The class action lawsuit, which was brought back in 2014 in California, has finally been resolved for over $8 million. More than 16,000 current and former hourly retail workers that were employed by Nike Retail Services between February 2010 and November 2019 stand to benefit from ...

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Call Center Employees to Receive $1.2M for Unpaid Wages

Call center employees for an insurance health provider have reached a settlement resolving claims of unpaid wages. These workers alleged that their employer, Aon Hewitt Health Market Insurance Solutions Inc., failed to properly compensate them for all hours worked and both sides have asked an Illinois federal judge to give final approval of their $1.25 million class and collective action settlement. Nearly 600 call center employees stand to benefit from the $1.2 million settlement.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Illinois back in March of 2019, alleged that Aon failed to pay its call ...

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Delivery Drivers of Baked Goods Manufacturer to Receive $3.15M in Unpaid Wages

Delivery Drivers or distributors of Tastykake baked goods have just resolved allegations of unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Tastykake has agreed to pay these delivery drivers $3.15 million to resolve class action claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied the proper overtime pay. More than 200 class members who worked for the company in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey stand to benefit from this payout.

Tastykake, which has numerous warehouses stocked with fresh baked products, hired distributors as independent contractors that functioned as delivery drivers to deliver and stock their products at its retailer customer locations. The class action lawsuit argued that these drivers should have been ...

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Publix Supermarket to Settle OT Lawsuit for Over $7M

The popular supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets Inc., has opted to resolve a collective action lawsuit claiming they failed to properly compensate its employees. Deli and bakery managers at the supermarket filed a collective action lawsuit in Georgia back in 2019 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) alleging they were misclassified as exempt from receiving overtime pay. Over 1,600 people employed in managerial positions within Publix’s bakery, deli, or meat departments between October 2016 and ...

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