Case Number: No. 3:09-cv-05112-JSW

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $1.8 million

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Berger Montague served as Co-Lead Counsel and obtained a $1.8 million settlement for unpaid wages and overtime on behalf of 269 Installers who worked for U.S. Remodelers in the State of California. Led by Executive Shareholder Shanon J. Carson, this case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The plaintiffs worked as Installers at U.S. Remodelers, installing and refacing cabinets that had been sold at Home Depot, and alleged that they (1) had not been paid all wages, including overtime wages, for all hours worked, (2) had been denied meal and rest breaks, (3) had not been reimbursed for all travel mileage and expenses, and (4) had not been timely paid all wages owed. The plaintiffs alleged that U.S. Remodelers had a policy and practice of requiring the Installers to attend weekly meetings, load equipment and materials, and travel to and from worksites to the warehouse, without being compensated for these activities. Thus, the plaintiffs alleged that U.S. Remodelers violated California state laws, including the California Labor Code and California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders, by failing to properly compensate the Installers, failing to pay overtime and double-time premiums, failing to pay all wages owed to former Installers upon termination or quitting of employment, and failing to provide the Installers with timely and accurate itemized wage statements. The lawsuit is captioned Ozga v. U.S. Remodelers Inc., No. 09-5112 (N.D. Cal.).

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