Employment Law

Cadence Design Systems Overtime

Result: $7.6 million settlement
Year: 2008

Higazi v. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Unpaid Employee Overtime Lawsuit

In July 2008, the Court granted final approval to a $7.664 million settlement of a class action suit by current and former technical support workers for Cadence seeking unpaid overtime. Plaintiffs alleged that Cadence illegally misclassified its employees who install, maintain, or support computer hardware or software as “exempt” from the overtime pay requirements of federal and state labor laws.