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Web.com Call Center Workers’ Hybrid FLSA, Class Wage Deal Nixed

July 9, 2020, 8:15 PM

Concerns over payment, notice, and claim procedures prevented an Arizona federal judge from approving a $500k settlement between Web.com Group Inc. and nearly 1,000 call center employees who sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws.

The proposed settlement would allocate $150,000 to attorneys’ fees and costs, $2,500 for each of the four class representatives, and $30,000 to the claims administrator, leaving about $310,000 for the class and collective members.

Though the settlement applies to both the FLSA collective and Rule 23 state-law classes, the members’ payments are determined by the amount of weeks worked, not the...

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