Scranton, PA: Final approval of a $4.4 million settlement has been granted ending an employment class action lawsuit involving hundreds of employees of The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC (now Brightview Landscapes LLC).
The plaintiffs claims filed in their October 2013 lawsuit that Brickman Group underpaid overtime to its salary-paid Supervisors by using a half-time "fluctuating workweek" overtime pay plan that allegedly did not comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state laws.
The settlement classes involve approximately 476 original opt-in Plaintiffs and Pennsylvania class members in Group 1, and approximately 345 individuals in Group 2 who did not originally join the case but accepted their settlement offers to join and participate in the settlement.
The case is Acevedo, et al. v. Brightview Landscapes, LLC (f/k/a/ The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC), No. 3:13-cv-02529-MEM (M.D. Pa.)