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York Claims Service Wage and Hour Cases

December 29, 2014

On December 11, 2014, the trial court issued a proposed statement of decision following a class action trial that occured in May of 2014.  The issue in the case was whether Defendant York erroneously classified  the class of 122 claims examiners/adjusters as exempt from the overtime laws.  Finding for the class, in its proposed statement of decision, the trial court held that Defendant York "failed to prove that the class memers qualify for the adminsitrative exemption to the California overtime pay requirements.  Consequently, the class members are non-exempt employees and are enitled to overtime pay."  The trial court also held that the class established that the wage statements issued by Defendant York did not comply with California Labor Code section 226.  As a consequence, the trial court found that Defendant York owes earned and unpaid overtime compensation and interest of $7,435,758 and $918,900 in penalties.