$4M Golden Corral Overtime Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member?

You are included in the Golden Corral Overtime class action settlement if you worked as an Associate Manager Trainee in Ohio orr Pennsylvania between March 13, 2013 and March 30, 2017.

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


Settlement Amount

  • $3,900,000.00

Estimated Award

  • VARIES

Your exact payment is indicated on page 3, section 5 of your Class Notice. If you did not receive a notice and believe you should be included in the Golden Corral Overtime Settlement, please contact the Settlement Administrator.


Proof of Purchase

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Claim Form

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Golden Corral Overtime Settlement Notes

  • Robert Schriver et al. v. Golden Corral Corporation
  • Case No. 4:17-cv-136
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division

In January 2017, Plaintiff Robert Schriver filed this collective class action lawsuit against Golden Corral alleging the buffet-style restaurant chain failed to pay Associate Managers overtime pay for the time they worked in excess of 40 hours a week. The lawsuit also claims Golden Corral improperly paid AM trainees a lump sum instead of overtime.

According to Schriver’s complaint, to become an Associate Manager at one of Golden Corral’s 50 restaurants, a worker must first undergo a training program. Schriver says that Golden Corral unlawfully paid him and other AM trainees a fixed “lump sum” each week during this training program, rather that an overtime premium for all hours worked over 40, in violation of federal and state wage laws.

Golden Corral denies it did anything wrong but agreed to settle to avoid the uncertainty of further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Golden Corral Overtime settlement website.

Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must opt in to the collective action or before August 6, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 8/6/18: Submission/deadline for Consent to Join Forms

Contact Information

  • Mail: Golden Corral AM Trainee Settlement, c/o Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 23648, Jacksonville, FL 32241-3648
  • Phone: 1-888-267-0133
  • Email: info@GoldenCorralOvertimeSettlement.com

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$775K Guess? Co-Manager Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement (Except CA)

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Guess? Co-Manager Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement if “if you worked for Guess? as a Co-manager anywhere in the United States (except California) between July 28, 2011 and September 1, 2014, or in New York state between July 28, 2008 and September 1, 2014.”

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


Settlement Amount

  • $775,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Your individual payout will depend on the number of weeks during the covered Class period.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

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Guess? Co-Manager Wage and Hour Settlement Notes

  • Marisol Russell, et al. v. Guess Inc.
  • Case No. 01-14-0001-1865
  • Pending in the American Arbitration Association

Five former employees of Guess? initiated this arbitration alleging that Guess? misclassified its Co-Managers and denied them overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Specifically, the plaintiffs maintain that “despite being paid a weekly salary, their primary duties as Co-Managers did not permit Guess? to treat Co-Managers as exempt from the FLSA requirement that employers pay workers overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek”.

Additionally, the complaint alleges that Guess? violated wage and hour laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law , New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, and Illinois Wage Laws.

Guess? denies the allegations and asserts that it properly classified its Co-Managers  as exempt and compensated for all hours worked. Guess? further contends that it has complied with all state and federal labor laws. However, the company agreed to settle the case for $775,000.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by June 25 2018. If you wish to participate in the settlement, you must submit a Claim Form no later than June 25, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 6/25/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 6/25/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 9/21/18: Final Hearing at 9:30 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.RustConsulting.com/cases/russell-v-guess to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Guess? Co-Manager Settlement Administrator c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., 6081 PO Box 54 Minneapolis, MN 55440-0054
  • Phone: 1-800-827-9558
  • Email: Administrator@guess-settlement.com

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$2.9M American International Industries Wage and Hour Class Action Settlement (CA Only)

Who is a Class Member

The American International Industries Wage and Hour Class Action Settlement includes:

  • All current and former hourly non-exempt employees who were directly hired by AII in California at any time between October 16, 2010 to February 1, 2017.
  • All current and former hourly non-exempt temporary employees who were placed by Chartwell Staffing Services, Inc., Reliable Resources, Inc., or Corporate Resources Services to work at AII facilities in California at any time between October 16, 2010 to July 27, 2016.

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


Settlement Amount

  • $2,938,500.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Your payout will depend on if you were a direct hire or a temporary hire. You can view your estimated payout on your individual Class Notice.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • N/A

American International Industries Wage and Hour Settlement Notes

  • Martha Garcia, Yolanda Ramirez, Sandra Velasco, et al. v. American International Industries
  • Case No. BC560886
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Plaintiffs Martha Garcia, Yolanda Ramirez, and Sandra Velasco filed this wage and hour class action lawsuit against American International Industries, alleging violations of California labor laws. American International Industries manufacturers and distributes beauty and skin care products for men and women, including self-tanning sprays, tanning accelerators, nail care products, eye lash products, hair products, and more. The company services retail, pharmacy, beauty-supply, grocery, and salons.

Specifically, the plaintiffs claim, among other California wage and hour violations, that American International industries failed to:

  • pay minimum and overtime wages as a result of uneven rounding time
  • provide compliant rest breaks
  • provide accurate wage statements
  • pay all wages on termination

Under the terms of the settlement, American International Industries agreed to pay over $2.9 million and maintain they did nothing wrong.

Class members who wish to opt-out or object to the settlement must do so by June 18, 2018. If you wish to dispute your compensable workweeks, you must contact the Settlement Administrator no later than June 18, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement do not need to do anything.


Important Dates

  • 6/18/18: Objection or Opt-Out Deadline
  • 6/18/18: Dispute Deadline
  • 7/31/18: Final Hearing at 1:45 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.cptgroup.com/AmericanInternationalSettlement to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Garcia, Ramirez and Velasco v. American International Industries, c/o CPT Group, Inc., 50 Corporate Park Irvine, CA 92606
  • Phone: 1-877-619-0034
  • Fax: 1-949-419-3446

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$725K Global Tel*Link Unpaid Overtime Class Action Settlement (CA Only)

Who is a Class Member

You are member of the Global Tel*Link Unpaid Overtime Class Action Settlement “if you were employed by Global Tel*Link Corporation, Cooper Communications Group, Inc., or a subcontractor who provided Field Technicians to GTL in California from October 6, 2012 through December 31, 2017.”

Note: Past and current employees of Telmate LLC are not included in this settlement.

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


Settlement Amount

  • $725,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Each Class member who submits a valid and timely claim form are eligible to receive a payout. Your actual payout will depend on several factors, including:

  • how many weeks you worked during the period covered by the settlement
  • the job in which you worked; and
  • how many other Class Members file Claim Forms before the deadline

You can look on your individual mailed Claim Form to see an estimate of the amount you might receive.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

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Global Tel*Link Unpaid Overtime Settlement Notes

  • Ortega, et al. v. Global Tel*Link Corporation, et al.
  • Case No.BC636438
  • Pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles

Plaintiffs Antonio Ortega and Ken Hagans filed this class action lawsuit against Global Tel*Link and Cooper Communications alleging five California wage and hour claims:

  1. Requiring Service Technicians to work overtime but failing to record or pay them proper overtime wages
  2. Failing to pay wages on time
  3. Failing to provide accurate itemized wage statements
  4. Failing to properly record work hours and meal breaks; and
  5. Failing to provide Service Technicians with meal breaks and failing to extra wages when not relieved for said meal breaks

Global Tel*Link denies the allegations and says their wage and hour policies are compliant with both state and federal labor laws. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Global Tel*Link Unpaid Overtime Settlement website.

Just this week also, Class Action Wallet reported on another Global Tel*Link settlement. This settlement involved claims that Global Tel*Link violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automatic dialing system and prerecorded voice to place calls to cell phone numbers without the prior express consent of the recipient.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by May 18, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form by May 18, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 5/18/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 5/18/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 7/20/18: Final Hearing at 10:00 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 PhoenixClassAction.com/ortega-v-gtl to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Ortega, et al. v. Global Tel*Link Corporation, et al., c/o Phoenix Settlement Administrators, PO Box 7208, Orange, CA 92863
  • Phone: 800-523-5773
  • Fax: 949-209-2503
  • Email: notice@PhoenixClassAction.com

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