TJ Maxx To Pay $8.5M To Settle Meal Break Suit

Law360, New York (February 2, 2017, 4:55 PM EST) -- TJ Maxx has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class action alleging it did not pay nearly 83,000 workers for time spent waiting for managers to close up shop after hours or give them meal breaks, according to a motion for preliminary approval the workers filed Wednesday in California federal court.

The proposed settlement includes $5.525 million in payments to the class members, $2.61 million to class counsel Bradley/Grombacher LLP, Setareh Law Group, Aegis Law Firm, PC, the Cooper Law Firm, P.C. and the Carter Law Firm, $100,000 to the state of California for the workers' Private Attorneys General...

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