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Hershey Reaches Preliminary Settlement in California Overtime and Unpaid Wages Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the California Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A preliminary $500,000 settlement has been reached in a California California unpaid overtime and wage and hour class action lawsuit pending against Hershey.

The lawsuit alleges that the class members are owed wages including unpaid overtime and minimum wage pursuant to several sections of the California labor law and are owed premium pay for missed meal and rest periods also pursuant to various Labor Code sections. The lawsuit further claims that the class is entitled to "waiting time"penalties, and penalties for non-compliant wage statements and payroll records pursuant to various Labor Code sections, and that they are entitled to reimbursement for business expenses.

The lawsuit is brought by Shelley Rodrigues on behalf of herself and other similarly situated who were or are employed as retail sales merchandisers, as well as all other current and former hourly-paid or non-exempt merchandisers or person who held similar job titles and/or performed similar job duties in California.

The settlement class is defined as all current and former hourly part-time retail sales merchandisers employed by the Hershey Company in California at any time between July 23, 2008 and June 3, 2013, the Class Period.

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Published on Oct-22-13


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