Workman Law

Williams v. York Claims Service

On Appeal

Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves and other claims adjusters at York Claim Service alleging York failed to pay overtime wages due. The issue in the case was whether Defendant York erroneously classified  the class of 122 claims examiners/adjusters as exempt from the overtime laws.

The matter proceeded to trial in May of 2014. 

On April 15, 2015, the trial court entered a Judgment, finding for the class.  In its Judgment, 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.

York has appealed the Judgment.  The parties are waiting on the Court of Appeal to set a date for oral argument.

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