Vector's Cutco Trainees Win OK Of $6.7M Deal In Wage Suit

By Kurt Orzeck (June 30, 2016, 11:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge gave the green light Thursday to a $6.75 million settlement resolving a class and collective action accusing Vector Marketing Corp. of not compensating workers for time spent in mandatory training sessions to become Cutco knife sales representatives.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen granted plaintiffs' motion for preliminary approval of the settlement in the suit, which accused Vector of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New York by failing to pay recruits for the 15-hour initial training program.

The training, which allegedly takes place over the course of...

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