ASH LAW OBTAINS $1.275 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FOR EMPLOYEES OF PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY
On July 10, 2023, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota approved a $1.275 million dollar settlement for hourly workers who alleged they were not paid for compensable pre-, mid-, and post-shift work activities.
Under federal law, an employer is required to pay employees from the first principal activity of the workday to the last. The plaintiffs alleged their employer maintained written policies and performance metrics that pressured hourly employees into performing certain off-the-clock work before, after, and during their shifts. Additionally, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the plaintiffs alleged their employer failed to include certain non-discretionary bonuses in the calculation of their overtime rates.
The settlement establishes an $820,000.00 fund to approximately 1,200 employees and provides for the payment of $400,000.00 in attorney fees. Additionally, the class representatives will each receive $4,000.00 as service awards for their efforts in securing the settlement. The remainder of the settlement funds will be used to pay litigation and claims administration expenses.
If you are an hourly employee that has experienced off-the-clock work, contact Ash Law at 734-234-5583 or visit www.nationalwagelaw.com.