Rubbermaid Workers Resolve Paycheck Class Action

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 3:12 PM EST) -- Staffing companies SMX Inc. and Seaton Corp. and operator Newell Rubbermaid Inc. will fork out a little under $1 million to settle a class action brought by workers at a Rubbermaid distribution factory claiming their paychecks were drawn on out-of-state banks and could not be cashed in California without a fee.

The plaintiffs filed an unopposed motion seeking final approval of the class settlement on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The plaintiffs filed suit in September 2008 in the...
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