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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wage and Hour - Mediation

Summary: Plaintiffs were employees of a small grocery store who were paid a flat amount per day for all hours worked.  Plaintiffs claimed that they were entitled to unpaid overtime, penalties and interest over a period of several years.  Defendant contended that the flat rate amount compensated the employees for overtime because it represented a fluctuating hourly rate, depending on the number of hours the employees worked each day.  

Result: We successfully mediated the dispute which resulted in an early, favorable settlement for the plaintiffs and permitted the employer to avoid a costly trial.

Attorney: 

Martin H. Dodd (acting as neutral mediator)