Statewide Settlement of Class Action on Individual Basis
We represented an Orange County company in a class action lawsuit filed by a former inside sales representative, claiming that he and over 100 other individuals were misclassified as exempt from the overtime requirement. Given a significant risk of misclassification, and without timekeeping records, we worked with the company to conduct an analysis of any records that would show the hours sales representatives worked, including digital phone records, parking lot transponders, and company holiday schedules. Based on these records, we assisted the company in securing releases from most current employees in exchange for additional pay, and were able to convince plaintiff’s counsel that employees did not work the extensive overtime hours they claimed. That led to a successful class-wide settlement.