Employment Law

Wells Fargo IT Workers Overtime

Result: $6.72 million settlement
Year: 2011

Lewis v. Wells Fargo & Co. IT Workers Overtime Lawsuit

Lieff Cabraser served as Lead Counsel on behalf of approximately 330 I/T workers who alleged that Wells Fargo had a common practice of misclassifying them as exempt and failing to pay them for all overtime hours worked in violation of federal and state overtime pay laws. In April 2011, the Court granted collective action certification of the FLSA claims, and approved a $6.72 million settlement of the action.

Settlement checks were mailed to class members on June 21, 2011.

Lieff Cabraser Has Recovered Over $100 Million in Overtime Pay for Tech Workers

In recent years, our firm (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP), along with co-counsel, has represented technical support workers seeking to recover overtime pay in similar class action cases. Such cases have resulted in settlements for the technical support workers, including: $24 million for IT workers at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 2005, $12.8 million for BSCs at Wells Fargo in 2007, $65 million for IT workers at IBM in 2007, and $7.7 million for IT workers at Cadence in 2008.