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Court Grants Class Certification for Group of Employees seeking Mileage Reimbursement

In a lawsuit brought by Brian Rogers and Amy Casey on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Brian Rogers , Amy Casey v. THD At Home Services dba Home Depot, et al, Case No. 5:14-cv-02069-JGB-SP, pending before the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “Action”) Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. of Quintilone & Associates and a team of lawyers were successful in obtaining class certification of a class of current and former employees against Home Depot on July 26, 2017.  The Court Ordered the parties give notice to the Class and file a proposed notice no later than August 25, 2017. The operative complaint alleges Home Depot violated various provisions of California’s wage and hour laws by, among other things, allegedly failing to: reimburse nonexempt California retail employees for reasonable and necessary business expenses such as mileage as required by Labor Code section 2802. The Home Depot disputed the allegations in the Action and denies that it owes reimbursement claimed by the plaintiffs in the Action.

The Court certified the following Class: “all individuals employed as Sales Consultants by Home Depot and HDI in California from January 1, 2012 to the present, with respect to Plaintiff’s ninth cause of action regarding mileage reimbursement under the Compensation Plan.”   The class size was approximately 645 employees as of the motion for class certification and hearing, but this number has likely increased.   The Court’s Ruling can be accessed through Pacer or through a request to Class counsel’s office.

The plaintiffs in this case are represented by several attorneys, including: Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. of QUINTILONE & ASSOCIATES, 22974 El Toro Road, Suite 100, Lake Forest, California 92630-4961, Phone: (949) 458-9675, Email: req@quintlaw.com, who the Court appointed as Class Counsel (See Dkt 102 Filed 7/26/17).  Daren Lipinski Esq.  and  Alvin B. Lindsay Esq., a senior associate of Quintilone & Associates, also assisted in getting the case certified.

Investigation and Counsel Involved

In furtherance of our efforts to assist California employees to be properly compensated, we are looking to interview other employees who experienced similar mistreatment regardless of whether they were employed with The Home Depot or other companies or former employees or former assistant managers who have information regarding this conduct. If you have any questions regarding this case or other claims with your current employer please contact: Richard E. Quintilone II Esq.,Telephone: 949.458.9675, Web: www.quintlaw.com. Email req@quintlaw.com. Quintilone & Associates also has Legal Assistants who are fluent in Spanish and can assist with any questions. Se Habla Español? Contact legal assistant Fernando Guzman, Email fxg@quintlaw.com.

California employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who participate in wage and hour complaints or investigations. If you feel you have been retaliated against, please feel free to contact any of the above-listed law firms or the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement at:

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileRetaliationComplaint.htm

Quintilone & Associates focuses in Class Actions, Employment Law, Personal Injury, and Business Litigation in Orange County, CA area.