Ecolab Will Pay $29M To Settle Exterminators' OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 2, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Ecolab Inc. said Tuesday that it will pay $29 million to settle class action claims that it improperly denied overtime pay to hundreds of exterminators who the sanitation giant had argued were exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act protections because they handled hazardous materials.

The plaintiffs filed a motion in California federal court seeking preliminary approval of the settlement requiring Ecolab to pay $29 million to about 400 class members and reclassify three employment positions as nonexempt to qualify for overtime compensation, saying it was a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Doug Ladore v. Ecolab Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other


Fernando M. Olguin

Date Filed

November 9, 2011

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