Cleaning Co. Ends Class Action With $7.5M Settlement
By Brian Mahoney (November 27, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday approved a $7.5 million settlement in a class action accusing office cleaning company CleanNet USA Inc. of misclassifying "franchisee" employees as independent contractors in order to push franchisee fees and other costs on them.
The settlement, approved by U.S. District Judge John Tauro, follows five years of litigation in state and federal court, according to court records. The settlement includes a provision awarding $2.5 million for attorneys' fees.
"This action is dismissed on the merits and with prejudice, permanently barring the class representative or settlement class members (other than those who timely and validly opted...
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