In a lawsuit brought by Viet Bui and Christina Avalos-Reyes on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Viet Bui et al. v. Sprint Corporation, a Sprint Communications Company, L.P., et al., No. 2:14-cv- 02461-TLN-AC, pending before the Honorable Troy Nunley in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (the “Action”) Quintilone & Associates and a team of lawyer successfully reached a settlement of claims that Sprint violated various provisions of California’s wage and hour laws by, among other things, allegedly failing to: provide non-exempt California retail employees with required meal and rest breaks; properly compensate non-exempt California retail employees for all hours worked; provide non-exempt California retail employees with accurate itemized wage statements; timely pay non-exempt California retail employees their final wages owed; and reimburse nonexempt California retail employees for reasonable and necessary business expenses. Sprint disputed the allegations in the Action and denies that it owes the monies claimed by the plaintiffs in the Action. The plaintiffs in this case are represented by several attorneys, including: Richard E. Quintilone II of QUINTILONE & ASSOCIATES, 22974 El Toro Road, Suite 100, Lake Forest, California 92630-4961, (949) 458-9675, who served as Class Counsel.
On February 24, 2016, the Court preliminary approved the settlement of the individual, representative, and class claims in the Action. For purposes of the settlement, the Court certified a Class of: All persons who are or who have been employed as a non-exempt employee in one of Sprint’s California retail stores as a Store Host, Retail Consultant, Bilingual Retail Consultant, Lead Retail Consultant, Bilingual Lead Retail Consultant, Assistant Store Manager, Bilingual Assistant Store Manager, and/or Manager Retail Store (C) at any point in time between September 19, 2009 and February 24, 2016 (the “Class Period”). On June 16, 2016, the Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement and Attorney’s Fees and Costs and entered Judgment. Sprint has agreed to pay a maximum total amount of Four Million Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($4,850,000.000).
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 Sprint 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:
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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
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