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Sprint Overtime FLSA Collective and Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves issues brought under both a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and a class action about the treatment of employees by Sprint/United Management Company. The complaint alleged that non-exempt employees in its retail stores were not paid for all hours worked, did not get legally-required overtime premiums, worked off the clock, did not get proper meal breaks or rest periods, and the like. The laws allegedly violated by the company include the federal FLSA and state laws of Arizona, Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Washington.

Docket Number:

3:19-cv-00411-WQH-AHG

Company: Sprint

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: February 28, 2013 to December 31, 2020

Objection Deadline: May 26, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: May 26, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: July 7, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice and agree with the number of workweeks listed for you, you do not have to do anything. If you wish to dispute the number of workweeks listed for you, you must submit your dispute, with documentation, by May 26, 2021. For details, see the respective Notice at http://www.sprintovertimesettlement.com/home/documents/.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual who worked as a non-exempt employee at a Sprint retail store in any of the following places during the listed time period:

- In Arizona, between February 28, 2018 to December 31, 2020
- In Colorado, between February 28, 2016 to December 31, 2020
- In New York, between February 28, 2013 to December 31, 2020
- In Ohio, between February 28, 2016 to December 31, 2020
- In Washington, between February 28, 2016 to December 31, 2020

You may be a class member for both the class action settlement and the FLSA settlement. However, note that in order to be a member of the FLSA settlement, you must have submitted an opt-in consent form by January 8, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: 70% of the net settlement fund will go to the class action settlement and 30% to the FLSA collective settlement. Individual awards will be assigned based on your number of workweeks as compared to the number of workweeks of all class or collective members. If you are a member of both classes, you will receive a share of the settlement money from each. For tax purposes, the awards will be considered to be 33.33% wages and 66.66% civil penalties and liquidated damages.

Total Settlement Amount: $7,600,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$65,000 in total

Law Firm:
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky

Case Name: Amaraut, et al. v. Sprint/United Management Company

Settlement Website: Sprint Overtime FLSA Collective and Class Action Settlement

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Amaraut v Sprint Settlement
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 58908
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8908
1-877-852-8872

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