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Lazzaro Law Firm

Notable Cases

Since 2007, we have recovered tens of millions in settlement payments on behalf of employees. Below is a list of some of the notable cases we have settled.

Sisson, et al. v. RadioShack, Case No. 1:12-cv-958 (N.D. Ohio). A collective and class action for employees who alleged they were improperly paid overtime under the half-time method of calculating overtime. The case settled for a general unsecured claim of $41 Million. More Information.

Settlement Against A Food and Beverage Company. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for time spent changing into and out of their uniforms at work. The case settled for $4.5 Million.

Settlement Against A Supermarket Chain. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were misclassified as exempt and denied overtime compensation. The case settled for $4.3 Million.

Armbruster v. City of Cleveland, Case No. 1:13-cv-2626 (N.D. Ohio). A collective and class action for employees who alleged that the City improperly rounded their starting and stopping times. The case settled for $2.2 Million. More Information.

Jewell v. Aarons, Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-563 (N.D. Ga.). A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for work performed during meal periods. The case settled for $1.3 Million.

Hannah, et al. v. H.A.D., Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-933 (S.D. Ohio). A collective action for employees who were not paid overtime compensation. The case settled for $1.25 Million. More Information.

Settlement Against A Take-Out and Delivery Restaurant. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were misclassified as exempt and denied overtime compensation. The case settled for $765,000.00.

Laskoski, et al. v. Inkstop, Case No. 1:09-cv-2285 (N.D. Ohio). A collective action for more than 600 former employees of this ink and toner retailer that abruptly closed all of its stores, failed to pay its employees for the last three weeks they worked, and filed for bankruptcy. The case settled for $660,000.00 and the settlement was funded personally by the board of directors. More Information.

Settlement Against An Industrial Manufacturer. We pursued claims of religious discrimination on behalf of an employee who alleged he was wrongfully terminated. The case settled for $650,000.00.

Settlement Against A Gourmet Foods Retailer. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were misclassified as exempt and denied overtime compensation. The case settled for $599,000.00.

Settlement Against A Poultry Company. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for time spent changing into and out of their uniforms at work. The case settled for $537,500.00.

Baldwin v. Forever 21, Case No. 53-160-71-13 (AAA). A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for work performed during meal periods. The case settled for $496,500.00.

Smith v. Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Case No. 1:13-cv-2626 (N.D. Ohio). A collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for work performed during grace periods before and after their shifts. The case settled for $410,000.00. More Information.

Settlement Against A Collection Company. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for off-the-clock work and work performed during meal periods. The case settled for $309,000.00.

Settlement Against A Security Systems Installer. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime compensation. The case settled for $290,000.00.

Settlement Against A Call Center. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged they were not paid for starting and logging into the company's computer systems, software applications, and phone system before their shifts started. The case settled for $225,000.00.

Settlement Against A Debt Collection Company. A conditionally certified collective action for employees who alleged their commissions were not included in their regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating their overtime compensation. The case settled for $200,000.00.

Settlement Against A Law Firm. We pursued claims of sexual harassment on behalf of paralegals who worked at a law firm. The case settled for $200,000.00.