R&B Sales and Marketing Inc., Techtronic Industries North America Inc., and hourly employees have jointly reached a $2112500 settlement comprising two class members.
- The first is the California class constituting all individuals employed by either R&B Sales and Marketing or Techtronic Industries North America in California in a non-exempt hourly position between 31st January 2017 and 21st March 2021.
- The second is non-California opt-in eligible plaintiffs who were employed in any state apart from California by either defendant in a non-exempt hourly position where the employee performed in-store sales at Home Depots in any state apart from California during the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective period of 28th February 2019 to 21st March 2021.
Settlement Website: CPTGroupCaseInfo.com
Objection Deadline: 07/19/2022
Exclusion Deadline: 07/19/2022
Claim Form: https://www.cptgroupcaseinfo.com/RBSalesSettlement/Non-CA%20FLSA%20Class%20Opt%20In%20Form.pdf
Deadline For Submitting Claim Form: 07/19/2022
Final Hearing Date: 09/06/2022
Settlement Amount: $2.1 million
Potential Claim Amount: Variable
Proof Of Purchase: Claimants are required to provide information on the dates and location of work performed by them.
The class action settlement will resolve all claims brought by Edgar Murillo and Sergio Arellano representing all California employees in comparable scenarios alongside claims brought by John Henry and Curt Uyemura representing the employees around the country. The lead plaintiffs have accused R&B Sales and Marketing Inc. and Techtronic Industries North America Inc. of breaching both California labor law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. They have alleged that the companies performed multiple violations as listed below:
- They failed to offer adequate meal breaks or compensate for failure to provide the same.
- They failed to pay overtime to employees who worked for more than 40 hours weekly and were non-exempt from overtime.
- They failed to timely provide wage statements.
- They failed to offer adequate rest breaks or compensate for failure to offer the same.
- They failed to pay full wages on the termination of an employee.
- They failed to maintain payroll records accurately.
- They failed to pay timely wages on the termination of an employee.
- They failed to pay employees for reporting time.
- They failed to reimburse employees for business expenses incurred by them.
- The companies didn’t comply with unfair competition laws and violated the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act.
R&B Sales and Marketing Inc. and Techtronic Industries North America Inc. have agreed to offer a settlement to the employees for avoiding the costs and risks of continued litigation although they do not admit any wrongdoing. The class members are eligible for cash payment under the settlement terms. Of the total settlement fund of $2,112,500, $1,562,500 has been allocated to the California class members, whereas the remaining $550,000 has been allocated to the non-California class members.