$3.5M Pier 1 Imports Employee “Flex Shift” Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Pier 1 Imports Employee “Flex Shift” Class Action Settlement includes “all current and former non-managerial associates who are/were working for a Pier 1 Imports store in California from January 20, 2012 up through March 26, 2016.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $3,500,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Each Class member who does not submit a request for exclusion from the settlement is eligible to receive a proportional payout based on the number of weeks each Class member worked. Individual estimated payments are provided on your Class Notice, but the actual amount may vary.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Pier 1 Imports Employee “Flex Shift” Settlement Notes

  • Mathein, et al. v. Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
  • Case No. 1:16-cv-00087-DAD-SAB
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Plaintiffs Lauren Mathein and Christina Sabas filed this employee class action lawsuit against Pier 1 Imports alleging violations of California Labor Laws. Specifically, the plaintiffs claism that Pier 1 Imports’ “Flex Shift” policy is illegal under California law.

According to the Pier 1 Imports class action lawsuit, as part of this “Flex Shift” policy, employees would report to work either by phone or in person, before learning if he or she would actually be able to work the flex shift and earn wages. So, essentially, employees would have to wait and see if they needed to report to work, which the lawsuit says is in violation of California wage and hours laws since it required employees to “mold their lives around the possibility that they will work each and every” without the guarantee they would even be compensated for this time.

The plaintiffs claim that Pier 1 Imports owes reporting time pay, minimum wages, split shift premiums, reimbursement for business expenses, and other derivative penalties as a result of the flex shift scheduling practices.

Pier 1 Imports denies that it violated any federal, state, or local law, or engaged in any other unlawful conduct with respect to its employees. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Pier 1 Imports Wage Settlement website.

The Pier 1 Imports Employee “Flex Shift” class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 12, 2017. Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by March 2, 2018. Class members who want to dispute the information regarding Pier 1 Imports’ work and payroll records listed on your individual Class Notice, must notify the settlement administrator of your dispute by February 15, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement do not need to do anything.

Important Dates

  • 3/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 2/15/18: Dispute Deadline
  • 4/17/18: Final Hearing at 9:30 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 www.Pier1WageSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Mathein, et al v Pier 1 Imports (US), Inc., c/o CPT Group, 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Phone: 1-888-205-2907

Class Counsel

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