$4M Graphic Packaging International Wage Settlement (CA Only)

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Graphic Packaging International Wage Settlement includes “all current and former non-exempt or hourly- paid employees of Graphic Packaging, Inc. who worked in a production position within the State of California at any time between April 8, 2011 and April 26, 2017.”

If you believe you should be included in the settlement but did not receive a 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

  • $4,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Each Class Member who timely submits a valid Claim Form will receive a pro rata share (equal) of the net settlement fund based on the number of weeks actually worked by him or her as a nonexempt or hourly-paid employee in a production position during the settlement class period (workweeks). Each Class Member’s workweeks shall be determined based on Graphic Packaging International’s records.

Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to enter in your CPT ID and PIN provided on your individual mailed class settlement notice.

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Graphic Packaging International Wage Settlement Notes

  • Samual Guerra, et al. v. Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Case No. 2016-00203789
  • Pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Sacramento

In this wage and hour class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Graphic Packaging International, Inc. committed numerous violations of California labor laws. Specifically, the complaint claims that Graphic Packaging International failed to pay overtime and minimum wage, did not provide proper meal and break periods, failed to pay timely wages upon termination, failed to provide accurate and complete wage statements, did not keep required payroll records, and did not reimburse production employees for business expenses.

According to the Graphic Packaging International Wage Settlement, the company will pay a total of $4 million. This amount will be used to pay attorneys’ fees and costs upt to $1.45 million, enhancement awards to the lead plaintiffs of up to $30,000, a PAGA penalty of $50,062.50, and settlement administration costs of up to $25,000. The remaining net settlement fund will be distributed on a pro rata basis according to the number of weeks a class member worked during April 8, 2011 to April 26, 2017.

GPI denies all claims brought in this wage and hour class action lawsuit but agreed to settle to avoid further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Graphic Packaging Wage settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Graphic Packaging International Wage & Hour settlement must do so by March 26, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before March 26, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 3/26/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/26/18 Objection or Opt-Out Deadline
  • 5/23/18: Final Hearing at 2:00 pm 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.GraphicPackagingWageSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Graphic Packaging Settlement, CPT Group Inc., 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Phone: 1-888-789-4879
  • Fax: 1-949-419-3446

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

  • www.GraphicPackagingWageSettlement.com

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