Gate Gourmet California Labor Law Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Gate Gourmet, Inc. and Gategroup US Holding, Inc. are settling a class action alleging violations of California Labor laws. The complaint alleged that non-exempt employees in California were required to perform off-the-clock pre- and post-shift activities, so that the companies did not pay for all work performed, did not pay proper overtime, did not provide proper rest and meal breaks, did not give workers accurate, itemized wage statements, and so on.

Docket Number:


Company: Gate Gourmet, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: May 4, 2016 to October 3, 2022

Objection Deadline: January 17, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: January 17, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: January 25, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof if you agree with the number of workweeks shown for you on the Postcard Notice of Settlement sent to you. If you do wish to dispute the number of workweeks, you should provide supporting evidence, and submit your dispute by January 17, 2023.


You may be eligible if you are an individual who worked for Gate Gourmet as non-exempt employee in California at any time between May 4, 2016 and October 3, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, which consists of two parts: (1) the Net Class Settlement payment and (2) the Net PAGA Settlement payment. The Net Class Settlement payment will be calculated by dividing the number of workweeks you worked for Gate Gourmet as a non-exempt employee in California by the total number of workweeks of all such class members.

One-third of this payment will be considered wages, subject to withholding, and will be reported on an IRS Form W-2. The other two-thirds, and all of the PAGA payments, shall be considered non-wages and will be reported on an IRS Form 1099. You may receive your payment by direct deposit, e-Mastercard, PayPal, or Venmo, if you select the appropriate option at the settlement website by December 16, 2022.

Total Settlement Amount: $3,850,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $7,500

Law Firms:
Aiman-Smith and Marcy
Lavi & Ebrahimian LLP
Moon & Yang, APC

Case Name: Mohammed Rahman, et al. v. Gate Gourmet, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Gate Gourmet Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Atticus Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rahman v. Gate Gourmet
c/o Atticus Administration
PO Box 64053
Saint Paul, MN 55164

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Not Paid for All Hours Worked, Off The Clock Work, Unpaid Overtime