Express Services Overtime and Breaks California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Express Services, Inc. and Phillips & Associates, Inc. will be paying up to $10 million to settle a labor law class action, alleging they violated the California Unfair Business Practices Act and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). The complaint alleged that the companies did not pay the proper amount in overtime wages, did not permit proper first and second meal periods or additional pay instead, did not give workers accurate itemized wage statements, and did not pay all wages due when employees were terminated.

Docket Number:

12-CV-01054-KJM (CKD)

Company: Express Services

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: March 23, 2008 to December 31, 2017

Objection Deadline: February 22, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: February 22, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: May 7, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice of this settlement, and the work weeks shown on it are correct, you do not need to do anything to receive your share of the settlement. However, if you do not agree with the number of work weeks shown in Paragraph 9 in your copy of the Notice, you must contact the Settlement Administrator, by mail or by fax at (800) 960-2381, by February 22, 2021. Include any documentation you have that supports your claim of different information. Please also make sure your address is correct or fill out an address change form. For details, see the Notice at


You may be eligible if you are a current or former California employee of Express Services or Phillips & Associates who did assignments for them between March 23, 2008 and December 31, 2017.

In addition to being a class member, you may also be a member of the Wage Statement Subclass and/or the PAGA Group.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Each class member will receive a proportionate share of $5,253,700.50 (75% of the net settlement fund), depending on the number of weeks worked. Members of the Wage Statement and PAGA Subclasses will receive additional amounts. For details, see the Notice at

Total Settlement Amount: Maximum of $10,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Cohelan Khoury and Singer
GrahamHollis, APC

Case Name:

Settlement Website: Express Services Overtime and Breaks California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Stoddart vs. Express Services Inc. Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting Inc. – 7115
P.O. Box 54
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0054
Telephone:(866) 403-6544
Fax: (800) 960-2381

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Failure to Provide Accurate and/or Itemized Wage Statements, Improper Calculation of Overtime Rates