Army & Air Force Exchange Service Wage Violation Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that AAFES failed to pay employees differential pay.  Differential pay is the premium pay that employees working the second shift (3:00 PM – midnight) and the third shift (11:00 PM – 8:00 AM) are entitled to receive.  The second shift is entitled to 7.5% additional pay and the third shift is entitled to 10% additional pay.  Further, plaintiffs assert that payments to employees upon separation from AAFES for accrued leave, or lump sum payments, were not accurately paid to employees as a result of the alleged failure to accurately pay the shift differential.

Docket Number:

14-cv-1062 SGB

Company: Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Filing Deadline: May 30, 2017

Class Period: November 1, 2008 to April 22, 2016

Objection Deadline: May 31, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: May 11, 2017

Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:

This settlement includes employees who worked for AAFES at any time between November 1, 2008 and April 22, 2016 who were eligible for the night shift differential and who:

  • Worked or were scheduled to work non-overtime shifts where the majority of such shift hours occurred either between the hours of 3:00 PM and midnight or between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM, and who were not paid the shift differential to which they were entitled; or
  • Were eligible for accumulated and current accrued annual or vacation leave payments upon separation from AAFES and who, upon separation, were not paid the full amount of lump-sum payments to which they were entitled as a result of the failure to receive the shift differential.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Claimants will receive 100% of the money they were supposed to receive as shift differential pay.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Jacobs Kolton

Claim Form: Shift Differentials Claim Form

Case Name: Russell et al. v. United States

Settlement Website: Russell et al. v. United States

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

AAFES Shift Differential Settlement
c/o RSM US
PO Box 1327
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: Claims@AAFESShiftDifferentialSettlement.com

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Pay Reporting Time Pay