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REI GOES INTO THE WOODS

Posted by Kashif Haque | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Recreational Equipment Inc. (more commonly known by its woodsy acronym REI), is being sued by two former employees on behalf of a class of similarly situated past and present employees. “Alison M.” and “Justin Q.” filed the class suit, alleging violations of overtime laws in the state of California.

Employees who worked from November 21, 2009 to October 31, 2014 in the state of California were eligible to join the suit. It alleges employees were not paid for work they did off the clock though the work was mandatory. The suit further alleges that employees were not reimbursed for business expenses or paid for any or all overtime hours worked.

A preliminary motion for a settlement has already been approved by a Magistrate judge. According to the settlement provisions, REI would be required to pay out $2.5 million for any wage and hour violations with another $1.73 to be paid out to those who were a part of the overtime lawsuit. Alison M. and Justin Q.

Source: Topclassactions.com

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Kashif Haque

Kashif Haque is a trial attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Aegis Law Firm. He served as the 2015 Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association—Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Haque has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through trial, arbitration and settlement. A...

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