Installers and other employees of Charter Communications, who brought a class action suit against the company, could see a settlement of $28.5 million. District Judge Barbara Crabb gave preliminary approval to the proposed settlement on Friday. The settlement also proposes $4 million in settlement services.
The suit, filed in 2007, alleged that the communications firm violated federal labor standards by not paying an employee who had to take home a company vehicle and was required to unload equipment from the vehicle, perform maintenance checks, fill out activity logs, reconcile equipment inventories, and reload the vehicle the next day. The class involves an estimated 1,225 employees, over half of whom are residents of Wisconsin.
SEPT-03-08: Charter agrees to pay workers $28.5M in class-action suit [CAPITAL TIMES: $28.5M OVERTIME SETTLEMENT]