OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott Cole & Associates announces on Friday, June 8, 2007, thousands of California United Parcel Service delivery drivers will be excited when they open their mailboxes to see their portion of the tens of millions of dollars paid out in settlement checks, checks which represent payment for previously-uncompensated meal and rest breaks they missed while working at UPS.
Ending four years of intense litigation, Scott Cole & Associates and its co-counsel negotiated the unprecedented $87 million settlement which awards compensation to well over ten thousand current and former UPS delivery employees as well as extra "enhancement" awards to the lead plaintiffs in recognition of their efforts in bringing this and the related case.
Among other claims, the settled lawsuit alleges that UPS had violated state labor laws by automatically deducting a half hour of time for meal periods oftentimes never actually taken by drivers. As apparently the largest meal/rest period settlement in history, Scott Cole & Associates attorneys believe that the result will alert other corporations of the serious consequences of engaging in similar labor violations. "We filed this case four years ago with just one driver and look at what he could do," says Scott Cole, Esq., one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case. "This is the kind of settlement that makes people sit up, take notice, and act."
Oakland-based Scott Cole & Associates is one of California's premiere employment litigation firms and is devoted to prosecuting employers for overtime pay, unpaid bonus, meal and rest break, and expense reimbursement violations. Scott Cole & Associates - Making Law Work for Workers8
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