Wage And Overtime Collective Action Lawsuit Against RGIS
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A federal lawsuit is
currently pending in the Northern District of California against RGIS
Inventory Specialists (RGIS), which claims to be the largest provider of
inventory services to the retail industry. The lawsuit charges that RGIS
has violated the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the wage and
hour laws of California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington by failing to
properly pay all wages and overtime compensation.
This lawsuit is brought on
behalf of the many thousands of current and former RGIS auditor employees
throughout the United States. The core goals of this lawsuit are to make
RGIS compensate its current and former auditors employees for all hours
worked, and to obtain injunctive relief to prevent future violations by RGIS.
The Class Action Complaint can be viewed by clicking here.
Defendant RGIS denies all allegations of wrongdoing.
On January 9, 2009, the Honorable Judge Joseph C. Spero,
United States Magistrate Judge, held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for
Class Certification and Defendant’s Motion for Decertification of FLSA
Collective Action, as well as several other motions. Subsequently, on
February 6, 2009, the Court entered an Order granting in part the
Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, and denying in part RGIS’ motion
for decertification. On June 1, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
denied RGIS’ request to appeal the trial court’s ruling on class
certification. The Court’s Class Certification can be viewed by clicking
The Court’s Class Certification Order means that the
case will continue on behalf of thousands of Auditors, Assistant Team
Leaders, Team Leaders, and Assistant Area Managers who allege that RGIS
failed to compensate them in accordance with federal and state law. The
claims the Court certified are the donning and pre-inventory waiting time
claims under California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington law, and the
travel time and itemized wage statement claims under California law.
The Court also denied RGIS’ motion to decertify our
claims for donning and pre-inventory waiting time claims under federal law,
and of the travel time claims under federal law. This means the Court
determined that people from across the country who have opted in to the
lawsuit are “similarly situated” enough so that these claims can proceed on
a collective basis.
Plaintiff's Class Action Attorneys
The Plaintiffs in this case
are represented by the following law firms:
Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
Bailey Pinney & Associates
Goldstein Demchak Baller
Borgen & Dardarian
If you would like to contact
an attorney at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP,
If you are a class member who would like to update your contact information,