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$5.75M Settlement Reached in Regis Salon Workers Employment Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: A $5.75 million settlement has been reached in an unpaid wages and overtime class action lawsuit pending against Regis Corp, filed by workers in the company' hair salons who allege they were shorted on overtime and minimum wage pay.

The preliminary deal would end claims that Regis violated California labor law and the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as address claims that theyviolated the state labor laws by failing to provide rest and meal periods, failed to pay wages due upon termination, made illegal payroll deductions, and failed to reimburse business expenses, among other claims, according to a third amended complaint included in the court filings.

The latest complaint in the case would consolidate a similar suit that was ongoing in California state court into the instant action. The new case would include three potential sets of classes: stylists employed by Regis in California from May 2010 through the date when the court enters a preliminary approval order, other Regis employees in California during the same period, and members of either of the first two groups who stopped working for the company during the period, according to the proposed settlement.

Under the deal, the three named plaintiffs would share $15,000 in service awards; each putative class member who separated from the company would get $150; and Regis would pay $20,000 in penalties to various state funds. The overall putative class of approximately 5,573 would share the remaining funds, less legal and administrative costs, on a prorated basis, with two-thirds going to the stylists and one-third going to the other workers.

The case is Fong et al. v. Regis Corp. et al., case number 3:13-cv-04497, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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Published on Nov-16-15


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I just got a $500 dollar check in the mail.

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I have not received anything in the mail for this and all my ex co workers have

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I was employed by a subsidiary of Regis, Trade Secret Salon & Boutique, in a state other than California and I can verify these claims as they mirror the complaints made by myself and other former employees who were employed at a Trade Secret Salon & Boutique. The company's refusal to pay overtime, break, and commission pay was a company-wide issue.

These complaints were made in 2011 and is still within the statute of limitations if a civil suit were to be filed in state court. I'm not sure what the status of this case is as of today, but I would be more than willing to speak on behalf of any person(s) who brought claims against this company, specifically Trade Secret Salon & Boutique.

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