Dick’s Sporting Goods agreed to pay $2.9 million in a settlement between the retailer and California retail workers over apparel costs and mandatory off-the-clock security checks according to a report from HR Dive.
California Dick’s stores searched employees at the end of shifts without paying for the time between March 2011 and January 2015 when the stores “installed time punch terminals at store exits and started paying for this time,” according to the plaintiffs’ complaint. The suit also charged Dick’s failed to reimburse employees for work-related apparel expenses.
More than 10,000 class members will split about $1.65 million and receive an average payment of $155. Class counsel will get nearly $966,670 in attorneys’ fees and $200,000 in expenses.
The total amount represents about 17 percent of the class’s potential recovery, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said in the final approval order entered Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
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