$500K Community Bank Relationship Manager Overtime Class Action Settlement (CA Only)

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Who is a Class Member

The Community Bank Relationship Manager Overtime Class Action Settlement includes “all individuals who are currently employed by, or formerly have been employed by, Community Bank as exempt Relationship Managers (including the job positions of Relationship Manager I, Relationship Manager II, Relationship Manager Team Lead, Real Estate Relationship Manager, and Real Estate Senior Relationship Manager) in the State of California, during the time period November 9, 2012 through May 2, 2018.”

Note: California law prohibits retaliation by an employer against any person who participates in or assists in the litigation of an overtime class action lawsuit such as this one. Your participation in this lawsuit will in no way affect your employment relationship with Chase or any other employer.

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


Settlement Amount

  • $500,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Your exact payout will be based upon the percentage of the number of workweeks you were employed as an exempt Relationship Manager at Community Bank compared to the total number of workweeks worked by all Class Members participating in the settlement.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Community Bank Relationship Manager Overtime Settlement Notes

  • Saeed Hesami v. Community Bank
  • Case No. BC640235
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Central Civil West,

Plaintiff Saeed Hesami brought this putative wage and hour class action lawsuit against Community Bank alleging the bank violated California labor laws by misclassifying and failing to pay its Relationship Managers properly.

Specifically, Hesami alleges Community Bank failed to pay overtime and regularly violated California wage and hour laws by not providing applicable meal and rest periods, unreimbursed business expenses, as well as wage statement violations.

Community Bank denies the allegations and any wrongdoing and maintains that Class Members were properly classified and treated in compliance with California wage and hour laws. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Community Bank Relationship Manager Overtime Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the Community Bank Relationship Manager Overtime settlement or dispute the number of weeks you worked must do so by November 26, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement do not need to do anything.


Important Dates

  • 11/26/18: Dispute, Objection or Opt-Out Deadline
  • 1/24/19: 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 www.LACommunityBankClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Hesami v. Community Bank Settlement, c/o KCC Class Action Services, P.O. Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
  • Phone: 1-800-403-2581

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

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