Employment Law

Adecco Vacation Pay Class Action

Result: $3.1 million settlement
Year: 2006

Senior v. Adecco USA, Inc.; and Hyatt v. Adecco USA, Inc. Employee Vacation Pay Lawsuit

In April 2006, Lieff Cabraser, with co-counsel, won final court approval of two class action settlements on behalf of Adecco USA, Inc. (“Adecco”) employees in California denied vacation benefits wrongfully withheld by Adecco, the nation’s largest staffing agency.

The cases involved both full-time (“colleague”) employees (in Senior v. Adecco USA, Inc., Case No. CGC 04-431031 (S.F. Co. Sup. Ct.)) and temporary employees (in Hyatt v. Adecco USA, Inc., Case No. RG05198979 (Alameda Co. Sup. Ct.)). Read the final settlement approval order in the Senior case or read the final settlement approval order for the Hyatt case .

Over 500 Class members in the Senior case were paid over $700,000 in compensation for the vacation benefits they were wrongfully denied.

Over 15,000 Class members in the Hyatt case were paid $2,400,000 in compensation for the vacation benefits they were wrongfully denied.

These benefits were paid out during the summer of 2006 by the claims administrator, Gilardi & Co.