Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Amazon Studios Parking Production Assistant FLSA Class Action Settlement if you provided services as a PPA on one or more productions produced by Amazon Studios or one of its affiliates (Picro, Jigsaw, or Big Indie), between March 3, 2011 and March 31, 2017.
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
- $50 – $11,395.23
Each Class member who submits a valid and timely claim form will receive the equivalent of 100% of their alleged overtime approximately 48% of their alleged liquidated damages and approximately 10% of the damages attributable to other alleged damages (NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act) after attorneys’ fees, court costs, administration expenses, and service awards have been deducted from the $517,595.00 settlement fund.
The minimum Settlement Payment for Class members who submit a valid and timely claim form will be $50, before taxes and the average payout is expected, before taxes, to be between $62.39 and $11,395.23.
Note: This amount may vary and some Class member may receive less or more.
Proof of Purchase
- Claimants will be need to email, fax, text, or mail a copy of an approved form of Identification Document such as a passport or driver’s license along with their Claim Form.
Amazon Studios Parking Production Assistant FLSA Settlement Notes
- Solano v. Amazon Studios LLC
- Case No. 1:17-cv-01587
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Plaintiff Marvelous Solano-Rodriguez brought this class action lawsuit against Amazon Studios and its affiliates alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA.
Solano, who worked as a parking production assistant for the defendants, says he and other PPAs were not paid statutory overtime. Additionally, the Amazon Studios Parking Production Assistant class action lawsuit contends that PPAs had to use their own vehicles to perform their job duties, like blocking public access to production sets. However, the PPAs were never reimbursed for expenses incurred with using their own cars.
The Amazon Studios Parking Production class action lawsuit further claims that falsified payroll records in an attempt to short PPAs compensation for actual hours worked.
“In order to hide the fact that Plaintiffs had been paid less than what is statutorily required, Defendants falsely and incorrectly stated the number of hours worked in payroll records and on Plaintiffs’ paychecks,” the lawsuit states. “…In effect, Defendants have been continuously ‘shaving off’ hours that Plaintiffs worked each week, forcing the Plaintiffs to work ‘off the clock.'”
Amazon Studios denies any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the FLSA class action to avoid continued litigation.
Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Amazon Studios Parking Production Assistant FLSA Settlement website.
This is the third Parking Production Assistant class action to be settled in recent months. Earlier this month, Lions Gate Entertainment settled a similar class action lawsuit for $350,000. Another FLSA case involving Parking Production Assistants who worked on Netflix productions was settled for $225,000 in 2017.
The Amazon Studios Parking Production Assistant FLSA class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 11, 2017. Class member who wish to object to the settlement must do so by April 13, 2018. Class members who want to exclude themselves from the settlement must do so by March 14, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before April 13, 2018.
- 4/13/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 4/13/18: Objection Deadline
- 3/14/18: Exclusion Deadline
- 5/15/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 am ET* (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.PPASettlementAmazon.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Solano v. Amazon Studios Claims Administrator, c/o JND Class Action Administration, PO Box 6877, Broomfield, CO 80021
- Phone: 1-866-919-5106
- Fax: 1-866-540-4423
- Email: info@PPAsettlementAmazon.com
- Robert J. Valli, Jr., Sara Wynn Kane , and James A. Vagnini of Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP