Williams-Sonoma's $1.2M Security-Check Suit Deal Gets Nod

Law360, Los Angeles (September 19, 2016, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A California judge Monday preliminarily approved Williams-Sonoma's $1.2 million deal to resolve claims the kitchen product retailer shorted about 675 warehouse and factory workers on wages and breaks due to unpaid time spent in mandatory security checks before and after shifts and rest periods.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger provided the initial sign-off on the class action settlement, which carves out $400,000, one-third of the funds William Sonoma agreed to pay, for attorneys fees and up to $10,000 for litigation costs. After "tidying up" some of the settlement order language and reviewing the notice of claim form that...

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