Staffing Co.'s $5.6M Wage Deal Gets Preliminary OK

Law360, New York (November 27, 2017, 8:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge gave her conditional approval Monday to a $5.6 million deal largely ending a collective action alleging a staffing company didn’t give logistics workers paid meal periods, overtime or minimum wages.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James said the deal is fair because it was brokered by a mediator after extensive discovery between Staffmark Holdings Inc. and the workers, and pays class counsel Setareh Law Group a reasonable one-third of the net settlement, among other things.

Worker Earl Fronda sued Staffmark and freight company...
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