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Sunday, September 26, 2010

RGIS Settles Lawsuit for $27 Million

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New Post as July 29, 2011: Settlement Delayed Part 6: Checks Are Here!

Judge Spero signs Motion to Settle FLSA collective action

RGIS LLC has agreed to pay out a $27 million settlement in a collective action that includes around 30,000 former and current RGIS hourly employees. The settlement was a result of the charge that RGIS LLC has allegedly violated the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the wage and hour laws of California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington by failing to properly pay and comply all wages including donning of equipment and pre-inventory waiting time.

Former and current RGIS hourly employees have been seeking compensation for all hours worked, and obtaining injunctive relief to prevent future violations by RGIS.

The court has scheduled a hearing for final approval of the settlement on January 28, 2011.



A quick timeline and important events of the case:


Please visit, Updates on the Class Action Lawsuit for a complete timeline of the case.
  • January 28, 2011. The courts sets this date for final approval of the settlement.
  • September 2010. RGIS LLC agrees to pay out a $27 million settlement in a nationwide wage-and-hour collective action that includes around 30,000 RGIS hourly employees.
  • August 2010. Finally, after almost a year of silence about the case, there is a possible settlement of the case that needs to be approved by the Court. If the Court approves the settlement, you will be getting a notice by mail within 60 days. The amount of the settlement will depend on each person's length of employment, hours worked along with other factors.
  • August 2009. A federal judge has dismissed commute time claims in a wage-and-hour class action against RGIS LLC, but kept alive claims related to donning and waiting time.
  • June 2009. The court of Appeals has denied RGIS' request to appeal the trial court's ruling on class certification. The court also denied RGIS' motion to decertify plaintiff's claims for donning and pre-inventory waiting time claims. A judge has agreed to drop certain late-filing opt-in plaintiffs from an employment class action against leading retail inventory and data collection firm RGIS LLC alleging that the company fails to pay workers for time spent traveling to job sites or donning equipment.
  • February 2009. A court order has granted motion for class certification in favor of the Plaintiff and denied RGIS' motion for decertification.
  • January 2009. Judge Joseph Spero, held a hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for class certification and Defendant's Motion for Decertification.


The big question remains: Will the lawyers of the Plaintiff agree with the $27 Million settlement offer from RGIS LLC? That question remains to be settled first.



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22 comments:

  1. That's great news. Can't wait to claim my share :)

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  2. detroit expertSeptember 27, 2010

    I think you need to register at www.Law360.com in order to access the full story.

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  3. pensacola ladySeptember 29, 2010

    At last, the lawsuit is going somewhere. This is a good development. Just like me, I can't wait to see the final settlement. great info Mr. Mariner.

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  4. But we still have to wait for 60 days That's is according to Grady-Schneider Law office. I have received an email couple of weeks ago. And I think all employees who opted for the case has received as well.

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  5. The final court hearing regarding the settlement isn`t scheduled until January 28 2011.So RGIS still has another four months to recoup their 27 million,in case they already haven`t done so in the last year and a half.

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  6. I agree. I just called the Grady law office and the final court hearing is set next year. But I wonder how RGIS will recoup (to borrow your own word) $27Million since as we all know, we don't have much inventory stores in the holidays.

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  7. Setting the final court hearing next year? That's plain and simple delaying tactics.

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  8. Why sit and procrastinate on paying their employees, both past and current. The company has done wrong since the first lawsuit and they keep doing things that are against the labor laws. I say that RGIS should also be fined for breaking the labor laws in each of the states that are in this lawsuit. We all know that RGIS is and will continue to treat their employees like crap and get away with it!! I will never understand why I was with the company as long as I was. Putting up with the BS and extreme hours of working and not seeing my home in 2-3 days at a time. NO JOB IS WORTH THAT!!!!

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  9. nothing but BSOctober 05, 2010

    I second the motion. No company is worth dying for!!!!!!!

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  10. I agree to that also an not to mention an if you wanted time off for a family weekend ... guaranteed when you got back you were definitely not given hours to work because you gave them reason to now find someone else that they WILL work at their beck an call .Basically 24/7 an maybe get 2-4 hrs of sleep in between inventories that`s if you got lucky !

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  11. Yeh. When I worked at Rgis the team leaderes and managers would con u out of yor break. Intimidation. It's a sham I worked there that ling. Slave drivers.

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  12. What is considered on time when it comes to receipt of our payments. I'm reading a lot about delays but nothing said about an estimated time the checks will be sent out. A lot of tap dancing.

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  13. Very surprised I received my portion of the settlement check in the mail this morning. It was a shock because I live in a completely different state now than when I previously worked for RGIS. Nice to see the system working for the people.

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  14. Who is this for? I worked for them like 10yrs ago but never received any letters regarding this.

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