McDonald’s Pay, Overtime, and Breaks 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:

McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc. and McDonald’s of Culvrl-Sepulveda are putting up $26 million to settle a labor law class action. Three employees brought suit, claiming that the company did not provide proper meal or rest breaks, did not pay overtime and minimum wages, pay all wages due to separating employees, maintain records and provide accurate itemized wage statements, and cover all necessary expenditures.

Docket Number:


Company: McDonald’s Restaurants of California Inc.

Filing Deadline: July 31, 2020

Class Period: January 24, 2009 to March 4, 2020

Objection Deadline: July 31, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: July 31, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: August 6, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to fill out a claim form or provide proof if you received a Notice in the mail and agree with the dates and hours entered on it. You must fill out a claim form if you did not receive a Notice in the mail. If you received a Notice but want to dispute the dates and hours entered for you, you must provide a written, signed statement explaining why they are incorrect and any supporting documents you may have. These must be submitted no later than July 31, 2020.


You may be eligible if you are currently or formerly employed by McDonald’s of California, Inc. as non-managerial hourly workers at a corporate (non-franchised) restaurant in California at any time between January 24, 2009 and March 4, 2020. Non-managerial workers include crew members, crew trainers, primary maintenance persons, backup maintenance persons, crew OJEs, shift manager trainees, core crew members, crew chiefs, and MA core shift manager trainees.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies, according to the individual’s hours worked and according to the allocation formula shown in the Notice at https://assets.website-files.com/5e8df6846e9be1ace3312331/5ed1199b4f9b68136ce5d7cb_NoticeOfClassActionSettlement_InEnglish.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $26,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $10,000

Law Firms:
Altshuler Berzon LLP
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Matern Law Group PC

Claim Form: McDonald’s Pay, Overtime, and Breaks Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Maria Sanchez, et al. v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc.

Settlement Website: McDonald’s Pay, Overtime, and Breaks Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Sanchez, et al. v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc.
c/o CPT Group Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Failure to Pay All Wages Due at Termination, Minimum Wage Violations, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates