Case Results

Aguilar v. Zep, Inc.– failure to reimburse job-related expenses, illegal wage deductions.
Unreimbursed Expenses
In this multi-plaintiff action, the parties settled for a combined sum of $2,477,233.66, exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Britto v. Zep, Inc.– multi-plaintiff action, failure to reimburse job-related expenses, illegal wage deductions
Unreimbursed ExpensesWage & Hour Violations
Plaintiffs’ action precipitated payments to over 80 of their co-workers and a permanent change in Defendants’ reimbursement and deductions policies and practices. The two original plaintiffs settled their claims in the amount of $338,985,19, exclusive of attorneys’ fees, including $275,000 in penalties under PAGA and substantial individual recoveries.
Cardoza v. Western Oil Spreading– class of prevailing wage workers
The parties settled this case involving 30 workers at mediation for $150,000.00. Plaintiff’s commencement of the litigation compelled Defendant to voluntarily pay its workers $104,434.20 for taking out excessive fringe credits. Accordingly, the action resulted in a total recovery of over $254,000 exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Clark v. Wolfe Engineering, Inc.– single plaintiff unpaid bonus
Plaintiff’s claims were subject to arbitration, pursuant to which Plaintiff was awarded $65,854.26 for his individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Cooper v. Case Name Confidential– vacation pay class of workers - Case Name Confidential
The parties settled this class action at mediation in the amount of $875,000 exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Dietz v. Case Name Confidential– class of misclassified Senior Pest Control Workers - Case Name Confidential
See Roe v. Case Name Confidential (the two cases were combined for settlement purposes)
Garelick v. Acuity Specialty Products– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. His claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which he was awarded $103,670.22 for his individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Haase v. Big Sky Ranch Company– single plaintiff independent contractor misclassification
Plaintiff in this case worked as a ranch caretaker. She claimed she was misclassified as an independent contractor and was owed wages for the hundreds of overtime hours she worked at the ranch. The parties settled at mediation in the amount of $225,000 for Plaintiff’s individual claims, exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Heffernan v. Zep Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. His claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which he was awarded $88,672.17 for his individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Icard/Ross v. Case Name Confidential– class of misclassified Route Sales Managers - Case Name Confidential
Plaintiffs negotiated a $35 million settlement exclusive of attorneys’ fees on behalf of 213 class members, which consisted of the Confidential Company's Route Sales Managers.
Janisch v. Zep Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. Her claims were compelled to arbitration. Prior to such, the parties settled Plaintiff’s individual claims in the amount of $27,000.00 exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Ladore v. Case Name Confidential– class of unpaid overtime Pest Control Workers - Case Name Confidential
Plaintiff negotiated a $29 million settlement exclusive of attorneys’ fees on behalf of roughly 400 class members.
Martino v. Case Name Confidential– class of misclassified Territory Managers - Case Name Confidential
Plaintiffs negotiated a $21 million settlement exclusive of attorneys’ fees on behalf of 262 class members
Mora v. Zep Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. His claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which he was awarded $262,191.78 for his individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Rizk v. DirectSat– class of misclassified television service technicians
Plaintiffs negotiated a settlement of $505,000 exclusive of attorneys’ fees on behalf of 68 television service technicians
Roe v. Case Name Confidential– class of misclassified Pest Control Workers - Case Name Confidential
The parties agreed to resolve Plaintiffs’ claims in binding arbitration. After a 6-day arbitration, the arbitrator awarded the class of 470 workers $51,303,150.00 plus per diem interest at $10,660.00 exclusive of attorneys’ fees, the largest per-person award in California history.
Savannah v. Sodexo– class of unpaid overtime oil rig workers
Plaintiff and class members worked on offshore platforms off the coast of California. The parties settled class claims early in the litigation in the amount of $1,075,000 exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Staggers v. Monsanto– single plaintiff race discrimination
An African-American worker charged his employer with racial discrimination and violations of California labor laws. Plaintiff’s claims were settled after mediation in the amount of $400,000.00.
Steidl v. Monsanto– single plaintiff misclassified employee
Another Monsanto employee charged his employer with failure to pay wages, including overtime wages. The parties settled Plaintiff’s individual claims for $90,000 exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Tellous v. Zep Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. His claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which he was awarded $302,152.00 for his individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Thomas v. The Linc Group LLC– class of misclassified electricians
The parties reach a mediated settlement in this matter on behalf of 101 individuals in the amount of $412,500.00 exclusive of attorneys’ fees.
Tompkins v. Acuity Specialty Products, Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. Her claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which she was awarded $80,230.95 exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Unrine v. Zep Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. Her claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which she was awarded $245,255.92 for her individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Urias v. Case Name Confidential– class of unpaid overtime Route Sales Managers - Case Name Confidential
Within four months of the commencement of the action, the parties negotiated a settlement on behalf of 217 RSMs in the amount of $5,950,000.00 exclusive of attorneys’ fees
Woodford v. Acuity Specialty Products, Inc.– single plaintiff arbitration, commission deductions and business expense reimbursement
Plaintiff was originally part of the Aguilar v. Zep matter. Her claims were compelled to arbitration, pursuant to which she was awarded $112,881.67 for her individual claims exclusive of attorneys’ fees.