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.


Martin H. Dodd (acting as neutral mediator)