Ikea To Pay $7.5M To End Wage Class Action Over Breaks
Law360 (June 18, 2020, 10:38 PM EDT) — Ikea U.S. Retail LLC has agreed to pay $7.5 million to end a putative class action claiming a policy that doesn’t allow workers to leave the premises during their breaks violates the California Labor Code, according to a California federal court order Wednesday granting preliminary approval of the deal.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney gave a provisional green light to the settlement, finding that the parties came up with a compromise that’s fair given the risks and expense of continued litigation.
“The $7.5 million settlement amount represents 44% of the realistic exposure in this case,” he said. “In light of…