Jones, et al. v. CertifiedSafety, Inc., et al. Settlement

Case No. 3:17-cv-02229-EMC

IMPORTANT UPDATE


On June 1, 2020, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued final approval of this class and collective action settlement. Due to adverse market and business conditions for CertifiedSafety, Inc. related to the COVID-19 national emergency, the parties arranged a payment schedule in which CertifiedSafety, Inc. will pay the settlement in two installments. The Court approved the payment schedule at the final approval hearing, as follows.


By July 13, 2020, CertifiedSafety will pay $2,000,000 (one-third of the settlement amount). From these funds, the Settlement Administrator (Heffler Claims Group) will make payments of one-third of the amounts due to Class and Collective Members for Individual Settlement Payments. These payments will be sent via U.S. Mail by July 28, 2020. From the $2,000,000 amount, Heffler will also pay one-third of the amounts due for Class Counsel’s Fees, Class Counsel’s Costs, the approved Class Representative Service Payments, Settlement Administration costs, and the LWDA Payment to the State of California.


By April 27, 2021, CertifiedSafety will pay the remaining $4,000,000 (two-thirds of the settlement amount), plus interest accrued at the rate of 10% per annum. All accrued interest will be paid to Class and Collective Members. From these funds, Heffler Claims Group will make payments of the remaining amounts due to Class and Collective Members for Individual Settlement Payments. These payments will be sent via U.S. Mail by May 11, 2021. From the $4,000,000 amount, Heffler will also pay the remaining amounts due for Class Counsel’s Fees, Class Counsel’s Costs, the approved Class Representative Service Payments, Settlement Administration costs, and the LWDA Payment to the State of California.


AS YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO SEPARATE CHECK PAYMENTS, PLEASE BE SURE TO INFORM HEFFLER CLAIMS GROUP OF ANY UPDATES TO YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.


The Court’s approval of the payment schedule is set forth in the Order Granting Final Approval of Settlement, dated June 1, 2020, available in the Documents section of this website. The parties’ Joint Update in Preparation for Final Approval Hearing, dated May 27, 2020, which advised the Court of the parties’ agreement for CertifiedSafety to make two payments, is also available in the Documents section of this website. You may contact Heffler Claims Group or Class Counsel with any questions.


Original Notice (Dated February 19, 2020)


YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF THIS CLASS ACTION IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU:


A)     YOU WORKED FOR CERTIFIEDSAFETY AS A SAFETY ATTENDANT OR SAFETY FOREMAN AT ANY TIME BETWEEN APRIL 21, 2013 AND JANUARY 22, 2020; (SEE, GENERIC NOTICE "A")

OR


B)     YOU FILED AN OPT-IN FORM IN JONES V. CERTIFIEDSAFETY TO ASSERT FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT CLAIMS; (SEE, GENERIC NOTICE "B")


OR


C)
     YOU WORKED FOR CERTIFIEDSAFETY AT SOME TIME BETWEEN APRIL 21, 2013 AND JANUARY 22, 2020 AND YOU ALSO FILED AN OPT-IN FORM TO ASSERT FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT CLAIMS IN JONES V. CERTIFIEDSAFETY. (SEE, GENERIC NOTICE "C")


IF ANY OF THE ABOVE THREE (3) APPLIES TO YOU, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING A NOTICE FROM THE SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FROM OF EMAIL, MAIL, AND/OR TEXT.




YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF THIS CLASS ACTION IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU:YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF THIS CLASS ACTION IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU:

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Heffler Claims, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call Class Counsel at (415) 421-7100

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, April 20, 2020
    You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, April 20, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, April 20, 2020
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, April 20, 2020.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020. Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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