Kaplan Law Firm Secures $219,500 National Collective Action Settlement for Workers’ Unpaid Wages
Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC and co-counsel Central Texas attorney Edmond Moreland recently settled a nationwide wage and hour collective action on behalf of 46 plaintiffs located across the country, including a plaintiff in Austin, TX. The total maximum settlement value was $219,500, with $88,000 in attorneys’ fees and expenses, and a maximum amount of $131,500 available to be claimed by plaintiffs and the settlement class.
“This settlement was the result of persistent and thoughtful negotiation. I am pleased that we reached an agreement right here in Texas that ensures that hard-working people, from Austin all the way to the East and West Coasts, will have the opportunity to receive just compensation for the hours they worked. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to do this work, and to seek out and secure justice for these workers,” Austin Kaplan said.
Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC is an employment and civil rights firm in Austin serving clients throughout Texas. Founder Austin Kaplan was recently selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and is a finalist for the 2016 Austin Under 40 Awards in the legal category. An active member of the community, Kaplan is President-Elect of the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the Former Chairperson of the City of Austin’s Ethics Review Commission.