Do you know what the Hershey overtime lawsuit is? If you work long hours and earn overtime, you can’t afford not to know about this lawsuit.
For years retail sales representatives (RSRs) at Hershey were denied recognition of the value of their labor and were not paid for their overtime. Working up to 20 hours per week left them uncompensated. So a group of courageous people filed a lawsuit and sought to hold Hershey accountable for its conduct. A federal court [...]
According to its website the company founded by Milton S. Hershey, who gave the masses access to chocolate and whose philanthropy made education possible for countless young orphans while amassing an incredible fortune, transferred his ownership and a great deal of his wealth to the Hershey Trust to be held for the Hershey Industrial School. [...]
On March 29, 2013, the Honorable Kandis Westmore of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied Hershey’s request that it be granted leave to immediately appeal the District Court’s earlier ruling that the Hershey Retail Sales Representatives (“RSRs”) were entitled to overtime at 1.5 x their hourly rate for all [...]
On February 20, 2013, the Honorable Kandis A. Westmore, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California, issued an order providing that the approximately 150 Hershey Retail Sales Representatives (“RSRs”) who were seeking overtime pay would be compensated at an hourly rate of 1.5 (time-and-a-half) and not at the .5 rate (half-time) that [...]
The Brandi Law Firm has been involved in three cases on behalf of workers at Hershey seeking payments wrongfully denied them. In Campanelli Vs Hershey, over 120 retail sales representatives (RSRs) brought suit for unpaid overtime. This case settled shortly after a Court finding in favor of Plaintiffs that they were entitled to overtime, which [...]
144 RSRs Have Joined Case as of the Morning of July 13. If you wish to join the overtime case, forms can be faxed today to 415-989-1801 or post marked by July 13.
If you are/were a California RSR you have a four year window. Here is your notice All individuals who are or were employed by The Hershey Company as a Retail Sales Representative in California from any time up to four years prior to the date the individual’s “Consent to Join” is filed to January 28, [...]
More Than Double The Number Of Current RSRs Join Second Hershey Overtime Suit as July 13, 2012 Deadline Approaches
In the first Hershey overtime case (Campanelli vs Hershey), 120 current and former RSRs joined the litigation, 31 of which were currently employed as RSRs. All participated in the settlement. In the current litigation, more than 60 current RSRs have joined the suit to obtain the unpaid compensation wrongfully denied them by Hershey, and the [...]
June 30, 2012 Deadline To Join Hershey Overtime Case For Former RSRs Who Left Hershey before January 1, 2012
If you are a former Hershey RSR who left the company before January 1, 2012, it is possible you did not receive notice of your ability to join the Hershey over time lawsuit and potentially receive compensation for your many hours of unpaid overtime. If you are a former RSR who worked for Hershey over [...]
111 present and some former RSR’s have thus far joined the Hershey overtime lawsuit seeking fair compensation for unpaid overtime. (Case Number 3:11-CV-05117-BZ). Previously, Hon. Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman ruled in the first Hershey overtime case that employees were not exempt from overtime. That case then settled but Hershey did not change its overtime practices [...]
Court Approves New Notice Extending Time to Join Suit to July 13, 2012 after Hershey Error Results in 86% of Potential RSR Claimants Not Getting Proper Notice of Overtime Rights
On June 5, 2012 the Hon. Magistrate Bernard Zimmerman filed a new Order extending the Time to join the Hershey RSR overtime lawsuit to July 13, 2012 for those RSRs who Hershey provided incorrect addresses which resulted in 86% of eligible RSRs not receiving correct notice of their rights. (Case Number 3:11-CV-05117-BZ) Mailing of corrected [...]