Class Actions

Class Action Settlements

Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP handles both individual and class action cases involving employment disputes.  A class action is a lawsuit involving one or several persons suing on behalf of a group of similarly situated individuals.

In employment disputes, class actions provide a mechanism to counter the power imbalance between employees and large corporations and institutions.  Employees whose rights have been violated by their employers are typically not alone.  In fact, an employer’s misconduct usually harms an entire class of workers.  For example, an employer may have an unlawful practice of not compensating employees all hours worked, not paying overtime premium wages, or denying employees of their meal or rest breaks. While the harm done to one employee may result in a relatively small recovery, combining the claims of a group of similarly situated employees can result in a large recovery.  Additionally, pursuing a class action lawsuit allows employees to take a stance against a powerful employer to seek justice and prevent the employer from continuing its unlawful conduct.

Common employment class actions involve the following types of claims:

  • Unpaid wages and/or unpaid overtime;
  • Misclassification of employees as “exempt” from overtime pay;
  • Failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks;
  • Failure to reimburse employees for required tools and uniform; and
  • Not including bonus pay in overtime calculations.

 We have successfully represented more than 15,000 employees in class action litigation in California.

Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP has represented employees in multiple wage and hour class actions against large companies, including White Cap Construction Supply and Boudin Bakeries and obtained very favorable results. We are experienced, passionate and dedicated to protecting the rights of employees. If you feel you have been wronged by your employer, call 415.434.3400 or contact us online for a free in-person consultation.

Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP - San Mateo
1900 S. Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650.577.2336