An estimated 253 salespeople would get payouts under the settlement. They were required to work through breaks mandated by state law, and Tesla failed to pay overtime by improperly claiming an exemption for workers who earn commissions, according to the lawsuit.
Tesla is engaged separately in a trial before a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge. A group of workers, backed by the United Auto Workers, alleged that the company restricted organizing activity in a way that violates their rights under federal labor law.
The case is Wilson v. Tesla Inc., 2018 BL 350255, N.D. Cal., No. 3:17-cv-03763, preliminary settlement approval 9/26/18.