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Month: April 2016


A California wage and hour employment class-action led by Srourian Law Firm lawsuit reached an important milestone one week ago when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger approved a settlement of $850,000.00 for claims centered on the deprivation of overtime pay, meal periods, rest periods, and various other California Labor Code violations.

The California wage and hour lawsuit (Joseph Sylvester v. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC536399, in Central District of Los Angeles) was filed in 2014 by named plaintiffs Joseph Sylvester and Anthony Wiktor. The settlement benefits all current and former hourly, non-exempt employees of Starwood at the W Hotel in Hollywood who worked from February 14, 2010 through the date of settlement approval.

On Monday, March 28, Judge Highberger granted preliminary approval of the $850,000.00 settlement. The next step in the process comes later in the year, when Judge Highberger will hear arguments for a final fairness and approval hearing on August 3, 2016.

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