Sears To Pay $3.2M To Settle Sales Staff's OT Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2014, 3:53 PM EST) -- Sears Roebuck & Co. on Thursday won preliminary approval from a California federal judge for a $3.2 million settlement of class action claims that it shorted about 18,000 Golden State sales staff by excluding commissions from their overtime rates.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted preliminary approval to the settlement proposed by plaintiff Sarah Chookey, which would split $3.2 million among all commission-earning sales employees in California who were paid insufficient overtime by the retailer during the past four years.

According to Chookey's memorandum of...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Sarah Chookey v. Sears Holding Corporation et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other


George H. Wu

Date Filed

March 22, 2012

Law Firms


UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.