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$1.3M Settlement Reached in Google Fiber Unpaid Overtime Class Action

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Los Angeles, CA: An estimated $1.28 million settlement has been reached in an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit pending against Google Fiber Inc, and ITC Service Group Inc. The lawsuit was filed by technicians who allege the defendants shorted them on overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Under the terms of the settlement, each worker will receive $37.50 per week for each week they worked at least 38 hours, over a nearly three-year period. There are about 686 technicians who have an average of 50 eligible workweeks each, making for an average payout of $1,875.

Each of the two named plaintiffs, Cody Hickox and Jesse Allen, will receive an incentive award of up to $15,000 each.

According to the allegations, ITC was hired by Google to install and service its products in Kansas City, one of several cities with access to the Google-branded internet and TV service. The workers stated that they wore Google-branded gear when on the job and would have to announce themselves as Google employees in the field. They allege that the FLSA overtime violations were committed through unpaid work, as well as a misclassification of some supervisors as exempt employees.

The case is Hart et al. v. ITC Service Group Inc. et al., case number 4:15-cv-00599, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

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