Who is a Class Member

Class members of Azuma Foods Employees Unpaid Wages Class Action Settlement includes “all persons who were employed by Azuma Foods directly or through a staffing agency in non-exempt positions in the State of California at any time during August 15, 2012 to December 31, 2016.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $1,900,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Each Class member who submits a valid and timely claim form are eligible to receive a pro rata payment based on the individual’s total workweeks’ worked during the Class Period. Individual estimated payments are provided on the first page of your Class Notice, but the actual amount may vary.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Azuma Foods Employees Unpaid Wages Settlement Notes

  • Keith Lacy v. Azuma Foods International, Inc.
  • Case No. RGI6827402
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

Plaintiff Keith Lacy filed this class action lawsuit against Azuma Foods International claiming the company failed to pay him and other employees overtime wages, provide meal periods and rest breaks, and issue proper wage statements in violation for California Labor Code.

Specifically the class action lawsuit alleges that Azuma Foods hired Lacy and other Class members, classifying them as hourly-paid, non-exempt employees but never compensated them for all hours worked or for missed meal periods or rest breaks.

Azuma Foods denies all the claims alleged but agreed to settle the case for $1.9 million to avoid the risk of continued litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Azuma Foods Employees Unpaid Wages Settlement website.

The Azuma Foods Employees Unpaid Wages class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on October 27, 2017. Class member who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by March 30, 2018. Class members who want to dispute the information regarding the amount of workweeks Azuma Foods’ records show you worked, must notify the settlement administrator of your dispute by March 30, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement do not need to do anything.

Important Dates

  • 3/30/18: Dispute Deadline
  • 3/30/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 5/18/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 am PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check the Azuma Foods Employees Unpaid Wages Settlement website to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Lacy v. Azuma Foods International, Inc., USA c/o Phoenix Settlement Administrators P.O. Box 7208 Orange, CA 92863
  • Phone: 1-800-523-5773
  • Email: notice@phoenixclassaction.com

Class Counsel

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