Dog Handlers Sniff Out $14.5M Deal To End Wage Dispute

Law360 (March 28, 2019, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A security company has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle claims that it failed to pay its bomb-sniffing dogs' handlers for the time they spent training the pups at home.

The handlers on Wednesday asked the court to greenlight their agreement with Michael Stapleton Associates Ltd., saying that the deal was fair and reasonable and had been reached without collusion. The settlement covers a class of workers in both New York and California and a Fair Labor Standards Act collective together estimated to be roughly 667 handlers, according to the motion for preliminary approval.

In the settlement, Michael Stapleton Associates...

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