NY Judge OKs $7.8M Avis Shift Managers OT Deal

Law360, New York (April 28, 2016, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Nearly 250 shift managers who sued Avis Budget Car Rental LLC over unpaid overtime wages scored final approval of a $7.8 million settlement to end two long-running Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, according to a New York federal court order made public Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano adopted a magistrate judge’s March report and recommendation that the $7.8 million settlement be approved with a few modifications. Those recommended adjustments included trimming down the plaintiffs’ attorneys $2.6 million fee request to $2.5 million, equivalent to one-third of the net settlement fund, and reducing the service awards going to the...

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