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Sodexo, Inc. 15-cv-05845 FLSA Motion for Settlement for $1,075,000 filed 07/14/2016

The Sodexo case centered around the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) notion of “compensable time” as it pertains to non-working hours while workers were stationed on offshore platforms. The following is extracted from the Notice of Joint Motion and Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing and the following Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing  filed on 07/14/2016 in the USDC, Northern District of California:

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, in Courtroom 4 of this Court, located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 17th Floor, San Francisco, California 94102, before the Honorable Vince Chhabria, plaintiffs Reginald Savannah and Troy O’Prien and defendants Sodexo, Inc., and Sodexo Remote Sites Partnership hereby jointly do and will move the Court to (1) conditionally certify a settlement class; (2) preliminarily approve the parties’ proposed class action settlement (the “Settlement”); (3) appoint plaintiffs as the Class Representatives, their counsel as Class Counsel, and CPT Group, Inc., as Settlement Administrator; (4) approve the forms of notice to the class of the settlement, the Class Member Information Sheet, and the Election Not to Participate in the Settlement; and (5) schedule a hearing on the final approval of the Settlement for January 12, 2017, or as soon thereafter as the Court is available.

The parties make this motion on the grounds that the Settlement is fair, adequate and reasonable and within the range of possible final approval.

This motion is based upon this Notice of Joint Motion and Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing and the following Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing; the accompanying Declaration of Alejandro P. Gutierrez in Support of Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing; Declaration of Reginald Savannah in Support of Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing; Declaration of Michael A. Strauss in Support of Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Class, Approval of Class Notice, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing, and proposed form of Order: (1) Preliminarily Approving Proposed Settlement; (2) Conditionally Certifying Settlement Class; (3) Appointing Class Representative, Class Counsel, and Settlement Administrator; (4) Approving Forms of Notice to Class of Settlement, Class Member Settlement Information Sheet; and (5) Setting Hearing for Final Approval; the Court’s record of this action; all matters of which the Court may take notice; and such oral or documentary evidence presented at the hearing on the motion.

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Sodexo will pay a Maximum Settlement Amount of $1,075,000 to settle this action on a classwide basis.

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Click link below to read copy of Joint Motion.

Sodexo Inc Joint Motion for settlement.

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