Calif. Gas Station Managers To Reap $4.75M OT Payout

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday preliminarily approved a settlement worth up to $4.75 million in a class action by managers at Shell- and Texaco-branded gas stations who claimed employer Equistaff LLC shorted them overtime and failed to provide legally mandated breaks.

“I can see from the tenor that both sides have been represented in the most excellent way and it’s been a hard-fought case,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley Jr. told attorneys for Equistaff and the plaintiff class Tuesday. “My decision, based on...
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