ADT Employees Win Final OK Of $1M OT Settlement

By Dorothy Atkins (January 25, 2017, 7:34 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday approved a $1 million deal between a class of 427 home alarm installers and home security company ADT LLC, resolving allegations that the employer failed to pay its nonexempt employees for overtime, business expenses and off-the-clock work.

U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb granted the class's request to award $349,800 in attorneys' fees and $14,080 in litigation costs, and found that the settlement was fair and reasonable, considering the average recovery per participating class member is approximately $2,334, or 33 percent of the maximum possible recovery.

"In light of the uncertainties plaintiff would have faced...

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