$8.7 Million Settlement Paid to 19,000 Temps for Pay Stub Claims Against Manpower, Inc.

July 15, 2015 -Pay stub claims filed by over 19,000 temp workers against Manpower, Inc., an operator of a temporary-employment agency, resulted in a settlement of $8.7 million. A California federal judge approved the settlement amount on June 20, 2015. The workers who filed suit against the temp agency claim that Manpower, Inc. did not provide them with accurate wage statements as required by law

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar granted final approval of the settlement as well as partially granting the motion plaintiffs’ made regarding their attorneys’ fees, costs, etc. The agreed upon settlement amount falls between 30 and 35% of the recovery that the counsel of the proposed class estimated as a likely result of the case.

What is a Pay Stub Claim?

California labor law lays out requirements for California employers. They are required to provide certain information on each employee’s paystub. The failure to provide the required information can result in a paystub claim or paystub violation lawsuit. These can result in fees or penalties charged to the employer. In the case of Manpower, Inc. the consequence was quite substantial.

For Instance: Information that Must be Included on an Itemized Statement

  1. Name of the employee
  2. ID Number (i.e. last four of social security number)
  3. Gross wages
  4. Hours worked
  5. If employee is paid on piece rate basis – number of units and piece rate
  6. Deductions
  7. Net wages
  8. Pay period by date
  9. Name and address of employer
  10. Hourly rates and hours worked at each specified rate 

If you need to talk to a southern California employment law attorney regarding potential pay stub violations, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.