Pepperidge Farm Nears OK On $22.5M Misclassification Deal

By Lauren Berg (June 17, 2019, 10:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday said he wanted some more information before he'll approve a $22.5 million settlement to resolve claims that Pepperidge Farm Inc. denied employment benefits to product distributors in California, Massachusetts and Illinois by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

At a short hearing in downtown Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt asked attorneys for the Pepperidge Farm distributors to provide a little more insight into the data before he approves their motion for preliminary approval of the multimillion-dollar settlement, including the calculations behind proposed incentive awards to the named plaintiffs.

Peter Rukin of Rukin Hyland...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!