$420K OneWest Bank Unpaid Wages Class Action Lawsuit (California Only)

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the OneWest Bank Unpaid Wages Settlement include any employees who worked at any of OneWest’s non-branch locations in California between September 2014 and December 31, 2015. It is estimated there are approximately 504 Class members.

If you believe you are an eligible  Class member and did not receive a settlement notice, please contact the Settlement Administrator.

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

Settlement Amount

  • $420,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $467 (average payout)

The net settlement fund will be divided among eligible Class members and it is estimated that the average amount payable to each Class member will be $467. This is an average; some Class members will receive far more, some class members will receive less. The Plan of Allocation (paragraph 38 of the Settlement Agreement) details specifically how individual recoveries will be calculated.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • N/A. Class members do not need to file a claim for compensation. If and when the settlement if granted final approval, any Class member who did not exclude themselves from the settlement, will automatically receive a check.

OneWest Bank Unpaid Wages Settlement Notes

  • Tina Patel v. OneWest Resources LLC, et al.
  • Case No. BC595033
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Plaintiff Tina Patel initiated this unpaid wages class action lawsuit, alleging OneWest Bank’s failed to properly compensate employees for hours worked and overtime. Specifically, Patel, a former Systems Analyst for OneWest Bank, claims the company’s practice of requiring employees to clock in and out on an internet-based time keeping system (eTime System) that employees could only access with a computer running and connected to a website.

Since workers were forced to click a time stamp to clock out everyday before they could actually log out of their computers, employees were not compensated for work time after clocking out each day, including unpaid regular wages and overtime, incorrect records of hours worked, untimely meal periods, inaccurate wage statements, and wages due at termination – in violation of California labor laws.

OneWest Bank denies these allegations and says it has complied with state labor laws, but has opted to settle the claims for $420,000 to avoid further litigation costs and risks.

From this proposed settlement fund, amounts will be deducted for attorneys fees and court costs, an incentive payment to Patel, settlement administration costs, and a payment to California Labor & Workforce Development Agency. The remaining estimated $235,000 net settlement funds will be distributed to Class Members who submit valid and timely claims. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the OneWest Bank Unpaid Wages Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Postmates Courier Misclassification  must do so by February 6, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by February 6, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 1/28/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 3/9/18: Final Hearing at 9:00 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 OneWest Bank Unpaid Wages Settlement website to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Patel v. OneWest Resources LLC, Settlement Administrator, CAC Services Group LLC, 6420 Flying Cloud Drive, Ste. 101, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • Phone: 1-800-556-4071
  • Email: OneWest.Settlement@bakerlp.com

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

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