Olam Spices Wage and Hour California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Olam Spices and Vegetables, Inc. and Olam West Coast, Inc. are paying $4.5 million to settle a collective action and four class actions alleging Olam violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California labor laws. The complaints alleged, among other things, that Olam did not pay wages for all time worked, did not pay minimum and overtime wages, did not provide proper meal or rest breaks, and did not reimburse employees for all business expenses.

Docket Number:


Company: Olam Spices and Vegetables, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: July 7, 2011 to September 22, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 11, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: October 11, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 25, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

If you wish to be part of the FLSA settlement, you must submit an Opt-In Form (or opt in by one of the other means detailed in the FLSA Notice). To be part of the class action settlement, you do not need to do anything if you agree with the number of workweeks shown in the Notice you were sent. If you do not agree, you must submit a Dispute Form by October 11, 2022, with any supporting documentation you have.


You may be eligible if you were an employee at Olam West Coast’s California locations in Fresno, Firebaugh, Hanford, Lemoore, Gilroy, or Williams, in a non-exempt or hourly non-exempt position, between July 7, 2011 and September 22, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Share of the net settlement fund, 75% of which will be allocated to the class settlement and 25% of which will be allocated to the class settlement. Your share will be based on the number of weeks you worked during the class period above as compared with the total number of weeks worked by all collective and class members.
Each payment will be considered to be 34% wages, which will be reported on an IRS Form W-2 and 66% as penalties, interest, consideration, and non-wage damages.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$33,500 in total

Law Firm:
Lawyers for Justice PC

Claim Form: Olam Settlement Opt-In Form

Case Name: Thomas Beltran, et al. v. Olam Spices and Vegetables, Inc.

Settlement Website: Olam Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Beltran et al v. Olam Spices and Vegetables, Inc.
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 26170,
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Tags: Employment Violations, FLSA, Failure to Pay All Wages Due at Termination, Failure to Provide Accurate and/or Itemized Wage Statements, Not Paid for All Hours Worked, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates