In 2019, our firm has continued to build on its prior success. Currently, we are lead class counsel or co-lead class counsel on 50 class actions that we already won or have obtained settlement agreements that will be considered for final approval by the Courts in 2019 and 2020, where the total amount recovered, and that will be paid out to all the various class members if these class action settlements are all approved, will exceed $35,000,000.
At this time, in certified classes and/or classes certified by settlement and stipulation, we are representing more than 60,000 workers in these cases. This includes unpaid rest break class actions for farm workers in Washington state, class actions for truck drivers in California and Washington state alleging unpaid rest breaks and/or misclassification, and other classes of either adjunct professors with wage-and-hour claims or commission-based employees at retail chains or at auto dealerships alleging unpaid rest breaks and unpaid non-productive time in California.
In 2019, we have also settled several PAGA representative and/or class actions for inaccurate or incomplete wage statements against large employers in California who had failed to include the total hours worked of employees (or other required information) on their employees’ wage statements.
We also have a number of multi-plaintiff sexual harassment cases pending in California and several other states, including Washington, Texas, and Michigan, where we are working closely with our terrific local and co-counsel for the benefit of our clients.
It is truly an honor and a privilege for our firm to be involved in this very rewarding work of seeking to obtain redress for workers who have not been paid all of their wages owed, who have not been fully reimbursed for their business-related expenses, and/or who have been subjected to sexually hostile work environments or other workplace abuses.