Judge OKs $1.2M Deal In Hartford Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a settlement agreement awarding $1.2 million to a class of employees who alleged that Hartford Fire Insurance Co.'s policy of paying wages in 15-minute increments violated federal and state labor laws.

U.S. District Judge Michael M. Anello gave the go-ahead to a proposed settlement agreement between Hartford and a class of about 2,600 employees who said their employer's wage policy skimmed away at their paychecks.

“The court finds the settlement was entered into in good faith, and...
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