Thermo Fisher's $4.7M Wage Deal Gets Green Light

Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge granted preliminary approval Monday to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s $4.7 million class action settlement with workers to resolve wage, meal and rest break claims, two months after demanding more detail about how the otherwise "boilerplate" deal was struck.

At a short hearing in downtown Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson gave preliminary approval to the proposed settlement after receiving a supplemental brief clarifying policy changes that Thermo Fisher agreed to make, in addition to the monetary deal. At the initial preliminary approval hearing in February, Judge Pregerson wanted more information about the deal before he...

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