Star Chambers Wage and Hour Cases

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NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT


The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Class Settlement regarding The Star Chambers Wage and Hour Cases and to allow Settlement Class Members to electronically submit Claim Forms.  Although the information on this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Notice or the Settlement Agreement, which can be downloaded from this website.

 

If you are a Current or Former Engagement Specialist employed by Promo Works LLC, Star Chambers Enterprises, LLC, and 5 Star Demo Services (collectively, the “Promo Works Entities”) and who worked a shift between July 17, 2008 and December 31, 2013, you may receive money from the Class Settlement.

SUMMARY OF THE CASE
  

These cases are called the Star Chambers Wage and Hour Cases (Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4755) (the "Coordinated Action"). The Coordinated Action joins two cases, Cameron v. Star Chambers Enterprises, LLC, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC488537) (the "Cameron Action") and Percival v. Star Chambers Enterprises, LLC, et al. (San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2013-00048418-CU-OE-CTL) (the "Percival Action") brought on behalf of all Engagement Specialists employed the Promo Works Entities and who worked a shift between July 17, 2008 and December 31, 2013. These individuals are referred to as "Class Members."

Plaintiffs contend that under California law, Class Members may be owed compensation for certain violations of the California Labor Code, the Wage Orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, and the California Business and Professions Code, including:

1. Failure to Pay Minimum Wage, Violation of Cal. Labor Code §§ 1194, 1194.2, 1197;

2. Failure to Pay Overtime Wages, Violations of Cal. Labor Code §§ 510, 1194 et seq., 1198;

3. Failure to Make Payment Within the Required Time, Violations of Cal. Labor Code §§ 201-203, 226;

4. Failure to Indemnify Employees for Expenditures, Violations of Cal. Labor Code § 2802;

5. Unlawfully employing an employee under conditions prohibited by a wage order, Violations of Cal. Labor Code § 1198; and

6. Unfair Competition, Violations of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.

Defendants deny all liability for these claims and contend that their employment practices have complied with applicable state laws at all times. Defendants have asserted a number of factual and legal defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims. Nonetheless, without admitting any liability and in the interest of resolving this dispute, Defendants have agreed to the settlement.

 

CLASS MEMBER OPTIONS
 

File a Claim Form: If you wish to participate in this Class Settlement and receive a Settlement Payment, you must file an online Claim Form on this website on or before October 13, 2015.  You may also mail a completed Claim Form to the address listed on the Claim Form, postmarked on or before October 13, 2015.  Instructions on how to submit the Claim Form are included in the Notice, Claim Form, and this website.

 

Exclude Yourself: If you do NOT wish to participate in this Settlement and do NOT wish to receive a settlement payment, you may request exclusion from the Class Settlement by submitting a written exclusion request to the Claims Administrator by US Mail postmarked on or before October 13, 2015.

 

File an Objection: If you believe that the Class Settlement should not be finally approved by the Court for any reason, you must file with the Court a written objection stating the basis of your objection.  The objection must be filed with the Court on or before October 13, 2015.  You must also mail copies of your objection to both Class Counsel and Defense Counsel as is explained in the Notice.

Case Relevant Event Date
A Claim Form must be filed online or postmarked by October 13, 2015
An Exclusion Request must be postmarked on or before October 13, 2015
An Objection must be filed with the Court and copies mailed to both parties on or before October 13, 2015

Final Approval Hearing

December 16, 2015