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Posted December 23, 2016: 

The initial settlement payments will mail on January 3, 2017. Some class members will receive a full payment where the total amount is below a minimum threshold; those class members receiving larger awards will receive a pro rata payment, with future installment payments occurring annually. The letter that accompanies your check will let you know if you are receiving a full payment, or a pro rata payment.

If you have moved, please advise the Settlement Administrator of your new address. See the CONTACT US page for the Settlement Administrator’s contact information.

Los pagos iniciales de liquidación se enviarán por correo el 3 de enero de 2017. Algunos miembros de la clase recibirán un pago completo cuando la cantidad total esté por debajo de un umbral mínimo; Los miembros de la clase que reciban pagos más grandes recibirán un pago prorrateado, con pagos en cuotas futuras que ocurren anualmente. La carta que acompaña a su cheque le informará si está recibiendo un pago completo o un pago prorrateado.

Si usted se ha mudado, por favor avise al Administrador del Acuerdo de su nueva dirección. Vea la página de CONTACT US para información de contacto del Administrador del Acuerdo.

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Settlement with Pacific Steel and to inform Settlement Class Members. Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which can be downloaded from this website.


Summary of the case

A proposed settlement has been reached between Representative Plaintiff Roberto Rodriguez on behalf of the Certified Class and Defendant Pacific Steel Casting Company, and all of its direct and indirect parent and subsidiary entities resolving all of the claims in the Class Action in the Court brought on behalf of the Class Members.

In the action, Plaintiffs allege that Pacific Steel violated labor laws protecting workers' rights to timely meal periods; to a suitable place to secure, heat, and eat meals; to wages for all hours worked; to accurate wage statements; to timely pay for all wages due upon separation; and related claims.

Plaintiffs and Pacific Steel have agreed to settle all of the claims in the Action, subject to the Court's approval.


Class Member options

Do nothing If you do nothing, you will receive a proportionate share of the Settlement based on the number of weeks you worked for Pacific Steel during the Claim Period. If you move, or if your address is different from the address on the evelope containing this Notice, report your new address to the Claims Administrator, Gilardi & Co. LLC. N/A
Challenge Your settlement share is based on your number of workweeks reported by Pacific Steel during the Claim Period. If you believe this report in incorrect, you may challenge the number of workweeks reported for you by completing and mailing the Challenge Form to the Claims Administrator. April 28, 2014 (postmarked by)
Object If you object to the terms of the Settlement, you may mail a written objection. April 28, 2014 (postmarked by)
Opt-out You may exclude yourself from the Settlement only if you previously opted-out of the case in response to the prior Notices of this Class Action issued in 2013. If you opt-out, you will not receive a share of the settlement, and you may not object. April 28, 2014 (postmarked by)