An article in BloombergBNA’s Daily Labor Report on August 16, 2013, “Construction Workers Allegedly Forced to Lie on Time Cards Settling Case for $950,000,” summarizes the conditional settlement reached in Ramirez v. Ghilotti Bros. Inc., N.D. Cal., No. 3:12-cv-04590. Plaintiffs are represented by Gay Crosthwait Grunfeld, Kathryn Mantoan, and Blake Thompson of RBGG and Elisa Stewart and Wendy Musell of Stewart & Musell in San Francisco.
According to the article: “Judge Charles Breyer, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in April conditionally certified a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Gay Crosthwait Grunfeld, with Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld in San Francisco, representing the class, said Aug. 14 that attorneys estimate about 160 class members drove trucks . . . Plaintiffs alleged Ghilotti had a universal practice of requiring driving laborers to perform loading and transport duties before and after their official shifts without compensation.”
Full text of the stipulation is here: Stipulation to settlement of all claims