Judge Otis Wright II of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently approved a settlement between retailer Kmart and workers who claimed they were not compensated for meal and rest breaks.
Wright approved the $2.8 million agreement and dismissed the case with prejudice.
The settlement requires Kmart to pay another $2 million in attorneys’ fees and approximately $36,000 in litigation costs.
The 11,000-member class consists of
In their suit, the workers argued that Kmart didn’t provide them with accurate itemized pay statements and weren’t paid all wages at discharge.
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