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$3.5M Settlement Reached in Old Navy Employment Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: Preliminary approval has been granted for a $3.5 million settlement in an employment class action lawsuit brought by approximately 26,000 Old Navy employees in California.

According to the lawsuit, filed by named plaintiff Andre Wells in 2012, Old Navy failed to properly compensate its retail workers, specifically citing that it shorted workers on minimum and overtime wages, and short-staffed stores causing employees to miss rest and meal breaks.

According to the terms of the preliminary settlement, the $3.5 million gross settlement fund would see $2.12 million paid to the 26,000 hourly, non-exempt employees who worked in positions such as pricing specialists, customer service managers and others in Old Navy retail and outlet stores throughout California.

This would translate to about $80 per employee. Additionally, Old Navy had "clarified" its policy on after-shift security bag checks in 2013, during the course of the litigation, making sure workers were undergoing the checks while still "on the clock", the settlement motion states.

The plaintiffs' motion for preliminary approval states that the settlement clears allegations that Old Navy was the customers in the stores, and failing to reimburse employees for business expenses.

The case is Andre Wells et al. v. Old Navy LLC et al., case number BC491953 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.

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Published on Jan-29-16


READER COMMENTS

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Got the letter but never got the check ?

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I RECEIVED A SETTLEMENT FOR $25.57 AFTER TAXES $19.14...
MY COMPLAINT IT WAS ENTERED ON A W-2 AND A W-2G. WHICH MADE IT INCOME FOR 2016. I BEEN RETIRED SINCE 2010. NOW IT SHOWS $19 INCOME FOR 2016. I HAVE DONE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS BEFORE AND THEY ADMINISTER YOU A CHECK TO CASH! .IF I DO NOT WORK FOR OLD NAVY/GAP ANYMORE WHY WOULD THEY PUT THE SETTLEMENT ON A W-2?? UNACCEPTABLE A W-2 IS FOR WAGES/INCOME EARNED NOT SETTLEMENTS.!! WHAT IS A W-2-G? IT SHOWS SDI $017. I HAVE BEEN ON PHONE THIS AFTERNOON WITH SOCIAL SECURITY TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT. I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE. ANY FEEDBACK PLEASE.. THANK YOU

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Does anyone know the contact info for the law firm here? My check was delivered but misplaced and I need a new copy issued.

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has anyone received a settlement check yet?

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Has anybody received the $197.00 yet,I signed some paperback in June,still nothing,please help.

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I never received anything in the mail for this lawsuit but my best friend who also works for the company when I did receive something in the mail

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this is still going on today,my mom works for their customer service and is required to lite to them rant,masturbate,and nonsense and yes she does miss her breaks,takes it late. they also passed a sule stating each customer rep is to spend 5min with a costomer or receive a bad review. dont get me started on the stupidvisor ..usleless mutts. how the hell old navy is still operating is beyond me

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They may have changed their wording, but I can tell you that stores still do not adhere to this policy, I worked for Old Navy in Northern California from 07/2013 to 01/2016, and I never once had my bag checked while on the clock. We also were told to clock out at the end of the closing shift, and then had to wait for our manager to finish up whatever they were doing, sometimes for as long as 20 minutes. My store had frequent violations for meal and rest breaks, sometimes staff would not get any at all. Store managers would go back and adjust time sheets to change 30 minute lunch breaks to 60 minute lunch breaks, so employees were losing 30 minutes of pay. Yes, they have a nice pretty, law abiding policy, but the practice of that policy is not there. And good luck trying to get HR to do anything about it. I contacted my HR rep about it, and every time I attempted to talk to her she was busy, and she never got back to me via email beyond "I am looking into it."

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