• ​PAGA and putative class action by permanent, supervisory employees of temporary staffing agency, alleging misclassification as exempt employees, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal periods, and failure to authorize and permit rest periods.

  • PAGA and putative class action by employees in the personal care industry alleging failure to pay for off-the-clock work, failure to include commissions and non-discretionary bonuses in regular rate of pay, failure to provide meal periods, failure to authorize and permit rest periods, and failure to reimburse for necessary business expenses.

  • PAGA and putative class action by employees of large restaurant chain alleging failure to pay for off-the-clock work, failure to provide meal periods, and failure to authorize and permit rest periods.

  • PAGA and putative class action by employees of tax preparation company, alleging a number of California wage and hour violations, including failure to include non-discretionary bonuses in regular rate of compensation, failure to reimburse for necessary expenses, failure to provide meal periods, and failure to authorize and permit rest periods.

  • PAGA and putative class action by permanent, supervisory employees of temporary staffing agency, alleging misclassification as exempt employees, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal periods, and failure to authorize and permit rest periods.

  • PAGA and putative class action by employees in the personal care industry alleging failure to pay for off-the-clock work, failure to include commissions and non-discretionary bonuses in regular rate of pay, failure to provide meal periods, failure to authorize and permit rest periods, and failure to reimburse for necessary business expenses.

  • PAGA and putative class action by employees of large restaurant chain alleging failure to pay for off-the-clock work, failure to provide meal periods, and failure to authorize and permit rest periods.

  • Putative class and PAGA action by salesperson against group of automobile dealerships alleging failure to include commissions in regular rate of pay and failure to provide timely and accurate wage statements.

  • AGA and putative class action by intermodal truck drivers alleging misclassification as independent contractors.

  • Putative class action and PAGA action against trucking company that compensated drivers on a percentage-of-the-load basis. Plaintiff’s alleged that defendant’s pay practices failed to compensate them for non-productive time, including rest periods, resulting in numerous wage and hour violations. Defendant alleged that non-productive time was “directly related” to the driving activity and was thus covered by the piece rate compensation. Resolved at mediation.

  • Putative class action involving more than 1,000 employees, alleging that Las Vegas employer in hospitality industry failed to comply with Minimum Wage Amendment to Nevada Constitution. Resolved at mediation.

  • Certified class action involving more than 4,000 employees of franchisee of national restaurant chain for alleged wage and hour violations. Defendant was experiencing severe financial distress, complicating efforts to resolve the case. Resolved after two full-day sessions and extensive follow-up by Mr. Pearl. 

  • Putative class action involving approximately 1,700 employees of grocery store chain, alleging that employer failed to provide meal periods and failed to pay employees for all hours worked. Resolved at mediation. 

  • Putative class action involving approximately 5,000 hourly employees of national restaurant chain franschisee. Allegations included failure to provide meal and rest periods and failure to pay employees for all hours worked. Defendant alleged compliance with all requirements and that it was suffering severe financial distress. Resolved at second mediation session. 

  • Putative class action and PAGA representative action involving approximately 200 limousine drivers, alleging that defendant company mis-classified them as independent contractors, rather than employees.  Plaintiffs sued both limousine company and individual principal. Resolved after mediation, with extensive follow-up by Mr. Pearl.

  • Putative class action and PAGA representative action by approximately 200 restaurant employees, alleging various wage and hour violations. Resolved at mediation. 

  • Putative class action and PAGA representative action by approximately 500 employees against hostess dance club and individual shareholders and officers for minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour violations. Resolved at mediation. 

  • PAGA-only action on behalf of approximately 100 employees of petroleum company for alleged failure to provide timely and accurate wage and hour statements. Resolved at mediation. 

  • Putative class action involving more than 400 beauty salon employees, alleging various wage and hour violations. Resolved at mediation. 

  • Putative class action and PAGA representative action involving approximately 1,600 employees of financially distressed national painting contractor, alleging failure to pay overtime compensation and other wage and hour violations. Resolved at mediation.  

  • Putative class action and PAGA action alleging that global consulting firm failed to pay certain of its California employees daily overtime. Resolved at mediation.

  • PAGA-only action alleging that non-profit organization providing services to disabled adults failed to provide off-duty meal and rest periods to its hourly employees. Defendant alleged that the hourly employees signed valid on-duty meal period agreements and received compliant rest periods. Resolved at mediation.

  •  Putative class action and PAGA action alleging that American subsidiary of international manufacturer improperly classified certain “marketing specialists” as exempt, resulting in a number of alleged wage and hour violations. Resolved at mediation. 

​​Case Summaries:

Wage and Hour Class and PAGA Actions

Steven G. Pearl is a full-time mediator with ADR Services, Inc. He mediates all types of employment law disputes, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases and individual and class action wage and hour cases.  He is available throughout California.  

​​​​​​Steven G. ​Pearl,  Esq.​​