“When I seek out professional advice, I want honesty and straight-up advice. So should you.” Wage and Hour Class Action Lawyer - Bill Turley
Wage and Hour Class Action Class Representative’s Enhancement or Incentive Payment
“Both federal law and California law allow class representative’s enhancement or an incentive payment.”
Wage and hour class action lawsuits are designed to help make workers whole when their employers have wrongfully not paid workers wages that they are owed under the law.
On question you might have is, “What’s in it for me?” “Or why should I be a class representative in a wage and hour class action?” These are valid questions.
Here are some answers:
First, you don’t have to be a silent victim. Meaning the company is not going to get away with wrongly taking your hard earned wages. There is a lot to be said about the satisfaction of standing up for your rights. There is a lot to be said about standing up and says, “I am not going to take this anymore.”
Second, with successful cases, you are going to get your wages back. You are getting your money back, so to speak.
Third, you are going to help your co-workers wages back. There is a lot of satisfaction in helping other people.
Fourth, you may be entitled to a class representative’s enhancement or a an incentive payment. Of course, this has to be approved by the court.
When there is a wage and hour class action lawsuit settlement, Class Representatives are often times awarded extra “incentive” or “service” payments to compensate them for the extra work they performed and risks they took on in bringing the case.
Under both Federal and California law - wage and hour class representatives are entitled to some compensation for the expense and time they incurred in bringing the wage and hour class action lawsuit.
For example, enhancement payments of $7,500 are common and incentive payments of $15,000 are common and some times up to much, much more. Meaning, the court compensates you for your time and efforts in bringing these wage and hour class action lawsuits.
Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley