Pharmacy Chain, CVS, to Pay $10.4M in Owed Wages for Training Modules

Pharmacy chain, CVS Pharmacy Inc., has just settled claims that it owed significant wages to its California employees. The $10.4 million settlement will resolve allegations that pharmacy employees were shorted on pay for their actual hours worked. More than 24,000 employees in California who were employed for CVS as pharmacists, pharmacist technicians, pharmacy managers, and pharmacy service associates, stand to benefit from this pay out.

The class action lawsuit, which was filed back in 2016under the California Labor Code, specifically alleged that CVS had policies in place that ...

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Janitors Settle Class Action for $140M in Owed Wages

Janitors that worked for ABM Industries, a facility management company, are finally seeing a massive payout to resolve claims that they were owed significant wages. The company boasts its expansive reach worldwide employing more than 100,000 employees that provide janitorial, landscaping, electrical and lighting, and energy solutions, among other services, to properties of all sizes. This $140 million settlement will be distributed to 50,000 janitors that worked for ABM between 2002 and 2013.  

The lawsuit specifically alleged that the company failed to properly keep accurate time records of the time janitorsspent working. The janitors claimed that ABM’s timekeeping system violated California state labor ...

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Meat Processing Industry Settles for $29M to Resolve Low Wage Schemes

substantial win for workers in the meat processing industry has just been made in the fight for fair wages. A class action lawsuit that was filed in 2019 by employees of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a subsidiary poultry company of JBS, has just been settled for $29 million. This significant win will settle claims that this company along with other leading competitors in the poultry industry conspired together to keep these hard working employees’ wages low. Thousands of non-supervisory and maintenance employees at these chicken processing plants throughout the United States stand to benefit from this settlement.

Specifically, ...

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CVS Settles Employee Claims of Unpaid Security Check Wait Time for $1.85M

CVS Health Corp. has resolved claims brought forward by distribution center employees in California for unpaid wages. The $1.85 million settlement will end allegations that CVS did not compensate their warehouse employees for time spent waiting to undergo security checks. More than 3,500 eligible employees who worked in California distribution centers between January 16, 2015 and August 15, 2020 stand to benefit from this pay out.

This lawsuit, which was filed back in 2019, claimed CVS violated California state law for failing to compensate its distribution center employees for time spent waiting for and ...

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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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