Electricians Reach $4.2M Deal With Power Co. Over Meetings

Law360 (November 5, 2018, 3:24 PM EST) -- A proposed class of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. workers has asked a Wisconsin federal judge to greenlight a $4.2 million settlement with the company that will resolve claims they weren't paid for certain pre-work meetings in violation of state and federal labor laws.

The workers lodged their preliminary approval request for the settlement on Friday, telling the court that their agreement with Wisconsin Electric Power, which operates as We Energies, was fair and noncollusive. The estimated 800 class members will on average receive $3,500 from the $4.2 million settlement fund after attorneys' fees and other costs are deducted, according to the...

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