Court Preliminarily Approved Settlement In The Brickman Group Overtime Wage & Hour Litigation

DATE: April 21, 2017

On March 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted preliminary approval of the wage and hour settlement in the action captioned Amador v. The Brickman Group, Ltd., LLC, No. 3:13-cv-2529 (M.D. Pa.), a class and class action lawsuit against Brightview Landscapes, LLC f/k/a The Brickman Group Ltd., LLC (“Brickman”) on behalf of landscaping and crew supervisors and other positions similarly paid. To learn more and view the Settlement Administrator’s website for this preliminarily approved class/collective action settlement, click here.

The lawsuit alleges that Brickman paid its landscaping and crew supervisors on a “fluctuating workweek,” half-time overtime compensation plan for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, despite paying non-discretionary bonuses and other types of pay to them, and thereby allegedly failed to pay all required overtime premiums in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and applicable state laws.

The case is being prosecuted by Shanon J. Carson, Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen, and Alexandra K. Piazza of Berger Montague, and C. Andrew Head of Head Law Firm, LLC.

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