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$1M Settlement Reached in Compass Health Employment Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A proposed $1 million settlement has been reached in a class action accusing Compass Health Inc. of California labor law violations, specifically of underpayment of overtime. The plaintiffs have requested that the California federal judge grant final approval of a $1.1 million settlement.

Under the terms of the settlement, Compass would pay a net settlement amount of up to $700,500 to all members of the settlement class, which is approximately 2,500 current and former hourly nonexempt employees in California who worked for Compass Health between March 29, 2009 and January 6 2014.

According to the lawsuit, the workers alleged Compass miscalculated the regular rate of pay because it didn't properly include the value of annual safety bonuses. They also claimed meal and rest period violations on the part of the defendant, as well as derivative penalty claims.

Court documents indicated that based on the number of valid claims filed, the average settlement payment would be about $425, with the highest payment being roughly $1,050, which is "an excellent result for the settlement class, particularly when compared to other, similar wage and hour class action settlements involving similar-wage workers."

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Published on Apr-16-14


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