Sephora To Pay $4M To Settle Worker Compensation Suit

Law360, San Francisco (May 22, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A California state judge indicated Wednesday he will likely grant preliminary approval to a $4 million deal between Sephora USA Inc. and a class of 4,800 employees who claim the cosmetics retailer violated state laws by failing to pay overtime, reimburse expenses or compensate staffers for working through breaks.

Under the settlement, Sephora will pay up to $4 million, including up to $1.2 million in attorneys' fees, to settle claims brought by exempt and nonexempt employees who worked in the retailer's California stores between Feb. 22, 2006, and...
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