The gross settlement amount is $800,000.00. Under the proposed settlement, the following amounts will be deducted before any payments are made to employees, subject to final approval by the Court:
- Litigation Enhancement to Named Plaintiff - $6,000.00
- Attorneys’ fees– $266,666.66
- Attorneys’ Costs – $12,000.00
- Payments to the Labor & Workforce Development Agency to satisfy PAGA – $15,000
- Settlement Administration Expenses – $15,000.00
After these deductions, approximately $485,333.34 will be available for payments to be made to the Class Members receiving this notice. The average recovery for each participating class members is estimated to be $1,758.45. The estimated range of possible recovery for each participating class member is estimated to be from $12.18 to $2,643.31.
Each Settlement Class Member shall receive a lump sum based on the number of work weeks he/she worked for RONPAK, INC. from February 5, 2015 through April 30, 2020. These work weeks do not include time where the employee was not working, on leave, or on vacation.
The Settlement Administrator will calculate the lump sum payment to you by following this formula: First, the Settlement Administrator will calculate the total Compensable Work Weeks for all Settlement Class Members by adding the number of Work Weeks worked by each individual Settlement Class Member during the Class Period. The respective Compensable Work Weeks for each individual Settlement Class Member will then be divided by the total Compensable Work Weeks for all Settlement Class Members, resulting in the Payment Ratio for each Settlement Class Member. Each Settlement Class Member’s Payment Ratio will then be multiplied by the Net Settlement Amount to calculate each Settlement Class Member’s estimated Individual Settlement Payments.
The total number of eligible work weeks worked by you as an hourly employee in the State of California from February 5, 2015 to April 30, 2020 is listed on your notice. This information is based on RONPAK, INC.’s records. If you disagree with this information and would like someone to look into the matter, please follow the procedure below.