CVS Settles Another Overtime Class Action for Millions

On Monday, a California federal court approved a $2.94 million settlement to resolve a class of pharmacists’ lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy Inc. for failure to pay overtime wages. The approval comes after class counsel addressed concerns regarding the proposed settlement amount and the pharmacists’ initial $4.26 million demand. The amount is based on the number of alleged overtime violations within the class region. Under the settlement, 715 class members will receive on average $2,546 depending on the number of workweeks worked during the class period. Attorneys for the pharmacists will receive $979,200 out of the settlement fund.  In July, a California state judge approved a $7.4 million settlement between CVS and more than 1,600 pharmacists to end three separate class actions accusing the company of illegally forcing employees to work seven days in a row without overtime pay.  The case is Angil Sharobiem v. CVS Pharmacy Inc., case number 2:13-cv-09426, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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