Delano Farms Agricultural Grape Workers Labor Law Violations Class Action

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:

This settles a class action brought by agricultural grape workers against Delano Farms and the labor companies who represented them. The complaint alleges that the companies violated labor laws in requiring unpaid, off-the-clock work, not reimbursing workers for necessary tool expenses, and not properly compensating workers for breaks. 

Docket Number:

1:09-cv-01247-MJS

Company: Delano Farms Company

Filing Deadline: August 4, 2017

Class Period: July 17, 2005 to February 15, 2017

Objection Deadline: August 4, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: August 4, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: September 22, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

No; labor company records are being used as proof of eligibility.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if records from Cal-Pacific Farm Management, L.P., T&R Bangi’s Agricultural Services, Inc., Kern Ag Labor Management Inc., La Vina Contracting, Inc., and/or Elite Ag Labor Services, Inc. show that you did non-exempt agricultural work at Delano Farms between July 17, 2005 and February 15, 2017. Not included are those who did only irrigation, tractor driving, or swamping, or who worked only in cold storage.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies; depends on the number of weeks worked divided by the total number of weeks worked by the settlement class, with a lower rate for weeks worked after April 8, 2012. Amounts may be higher or lower depending on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,000-$7,000

Law Firms:
Law Office of Ball & Yorke
Law Office of Wilcoxen Callaham LLP
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch APLC

Claim Form: Arredondo v. Delano Farms Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Arredondo et al. v. Delano Farms Company et al.

Settlement Website: Arredondo v. Delano Farms Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Arredondo, et al. v. Delano Farms Company, et al. Administrator

PO Box 43487
Providence, RI 02940-3487 

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Failure to Reimburse for Work Necessities, Off The Clock Work