$7 Preliminary Settlement Reached in US Bancorp Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

Santa Clara, CA: A preliminary $7 million settlement has been reached potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action suit against US Bancorp. The suit, which alleges US Bancorp failed to compensate its workers for meal breaks that were not taken and to produce itemized wage statements, represents some 25,000 potential class members.

According to the terms of the proposed deal, four subclasses would be established, relating to alleged paystub violations from November 13, 2012 to December 2014; alleged meal period premium payment violations from November 2012 to December 2016; and alleged meal period pay computation violations from November 2009 and December 2016.

The suit was filed by named plaintiff Monica Wert in November 2013, alleging that US Bancorp failed to provide wage statements to California employees that showed total hours worked or deductions from wages, among other things. The suit was amended later to include additional claims that Wert and other non-exempt workers were forced to work more than five hours without meal breaks, in violation of the California Labor Code and Private Attorneys General Act.

A final approval hearing is scheduled for September. If approved, it will end three years of litigation.

The case is Monica R. Wert v. U.S. Bancorp et al., case number 3:13-cv-03130 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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