H&R Block Puts Tax Advisers' OT Pay Action To Bed

By Alex Lawson (August 14, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- H&R Block Enterprises LLC has agreed to pay $221,400 to settle a proposed class action that accuses the company of systematically denying its senior tax advisers overtime pay by altering time cards, according to documents filed in California federal court Tuesday.

Under the terms of the agreement, H&R Block will pay $40,000 to a class of H&R Block's hourly tax professionals that worked in its Pomona, Calif., district from July 2005 through August 2011. The remaining $181,400 will go toward the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and costs.

The tax preparation firm and lead plaintiff Delana L. Ugas called for the court to...

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