PetSmart Pays $10M To Settle Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 6:58 PM EST) -- PetSmart Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million to settle claims that it underpaid more than 16,000 current and former animal groomers and other workers across 132 stores, according to documents filed in California federal court on Friday.

The plaintiffs asked U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila to grant preliminary approval to the settlement, which releases PetSmart from claims that its method for paying pet stylists violated minimum wage laws. The agreement also settles wage claims from nonexempt employees, who said they weren't paid for helping...
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