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Gig Workers for Instacart to Receive $46.5M to End Misclass Suit 

Gig workers of Instacart in California have just resolved owed wage claims under California’s labor laws for asubstantial settlement. The $46.5 million agreement will benefit over 300,000 gig workers in San Diego that worked for the grocery delivery platform between September 2015 through December 2020. The claims were brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law and alleged gig workers were misclassified as exempt from numerous wage and job benefits. Affected gig workers’ settlement portions will be calculated based on the number of hours each worker worked during the 5 year period.

The lawsuit, which was ...

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Steel Mill Workers to Recover Over $13M In Unpaid Wages 

Steel mill workers in Alabama were recently awarded a significant settlement totaling over $13 million for unpaid wages. The class action awsuit was filed in Alabama under local state laws as well as the Fair Labor Standard’s Act (“FLSA”) for unpaid overtime. Over 275 steel mill workers stand to benefit from the $13.17 million settlement. Those eligible to participate in this recovery include all current and former steel mill workers that were employed by Outokumpu Stainless Steel USA, LLC since November 1, 2018.

The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2018, alleged that the Outokumpu steel mill violated the FLSA by ...

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Assistant Store Managers for Burlington Coat Factory To Receive $11M in Unpaid OT 

Assistant store managers for the clothing retailer, Burlington Coat Factory, have swiftly resolved claims of unpaid wages in New Jersey federal court. The collective action lawsuit had aimed to recover unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for current and former Assistant Store Managers employed by Burlington Coat Factory between from February 4, 2019 and February 28, 2021 across the United States working over 40 hours per week. Over 1,700 current and former assistant store managers that were allegedly misclassified and exempt from overtime pay will benefit from the $11 million payout.

The lawsuit specifically claimed that Burlington had misclassified its assistant store managers as exempt ...

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Caregivers at Assisted Living Facilities to Receive $9.5M for Unpaid Wages

Caregivers at Assisted Living Facilities to Receive $9.5M for Unpaid Wages

Caregivers for an assisted living facility have received preliminary approval in recovering a significant settlement for owed wages. A California federal judge has given initial approval of a $9.5 million wage deal for claims that caregivers brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) against Frontier, a senior living home operator.Approximately 1,000 current and former caregivers for Frontier stand to benefit from this payout ending allegations that they went unpaid for off-the-clock work during breaks.

This collective action, which was filed back in September ...

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Hospital Workers to Receive $19.7M Resolving Claims of Unpaid Wages 

Hospital workers for a hospital group based out of Florida have reached a nearly $20 million settlement to settle claims of significant unpaid wages. The hospital group, Sacred Heart Health System, has more than 2,600 facilities with more than 100,000 employees across the United States making it one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. The $19.7 million settlement will resolve claims for approximately thousands of hospital workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). All current and former non-exempt hourly hospital workers within the last three years stand to benefit from this payout.

The collective action lawsuit, which was initially filed back ...

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Sales Representatives to Receive $6.7M To Settle OT Claims from Vacation Resorts 

Sales Representatives to Receive $6.7M To Settle OT Claims from Vacation Resorts

Sales representatives for a Nevada based resort company have just been able to secure a significant settlement for unpaid wages. The $6.7 million result will resolve claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that the resort misclassified its sales representatives as exempt from receiving overtime pay. The nearly $7 million settlement will benefit approximately 600 current and former “vacation counselors”or sales reps that worked for Diamond resorts across the nation between 2016 and 2019.

This collective action lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2018, alleged Diamond Resorts worked its sales representatives ...

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Healthcare Workers to Receive $10.3M Over Vaccine Mandates 

Healthcare workers for NorthShore University Health System, based out of Illinois, have recently settled a class action lawsuit over vaccine mandates. The hefty settlement, which reached over $10.3 million, will resolve claims employees made relating to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. More than 500 current and former healthcare workers employed by the NorthShore University Health System will benefit from the $10,337,500 payout. 

The class action lawsuit, which was originally brought back in October 2021, alleged employees were denied religious exemption for ...

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Zara Retailer Lawsuit for Owed Wages Successfully Moves Forward 

Zara Retailer Lawsuit for Owed Wages Successfully Moves Forward

The class and collective action filed by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP against the fashion retailer, Zara,continues to successfully move forward after the Court denied Defendant’s motion to dismiss. The Court also pointed out that the allegations in the lawsuit, such as untimely payment claims, are tangible, monetary harms that “readily qualify as concrete injuries…” which Defendants opposed.

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2020, aims to recover overtime pay and other damages for alleged violations by the retailer under New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees that may be ...

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Chipotle Settles Labor Law Violations Allegations with NYC Employees for $20M 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the California-based fast-food chain, has recently agreed to end workers’ claims of multiple violations of New York City’s Fair Workweek Law. . The whopping $20 million settlement will resolveclaims that Chipotle violated several city labor laws. More than 13,000 employees stand to benefit from this settlement. Affected individuals include current and former Chipotle hourly employees who worked for the chain’s New York City locations between 2017 and 2022.

The investigation, led by the New ...

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Managers for Red Robin Fast Food Chain to Receive $2.95M in Unpaid OT 

Managers for the fast-food chain, Red Robin, have recently settled claims of unpaid wages for nearly 3 million dollars. A class and collective action lawsuit was initially filed on behalf of kitchen managers of several Red Robin locations in New York back in August 2018 for allegations of misclassification for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Affected workers include current and former assistant managers and kitchen managers ...

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