Sears To Pay $3.2M To Settle Sales Staff's OT Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2014, 3:53 PM EST) -- Sears Roebuck & Co. on Thursday won preliminary approval from a California federal judge for a $3.2 million settlement of class action claims that it shorted about 18,000 Golden State sales staff by excluding commissions from their overtime rates.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted preliminary approval to the settlement proposed by plaintiff Sarah Chookey, which would split $3.2 million among all commission-earning sales employees in California who were paid insufficient overtime by the retailer during the past four years.

According to Chookey's memorandum of...
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