Stanley Black & Decker Inc. and a number of its subsidiaries agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle a proposed class action that accused the power tool company of depriving field technicians of proper wages, as well as failing to give hundreds of workers accurate pay stubs. Black & Decker, which was listed as a co-defendant with 14 of its affiliated companies, will pay $4.97 million to settle claims that the company failed to properly compensate California field technicians for time spent driving to worksites. The settlement also resolves claims that the company neglected to pay the field technicians minimum wage and overtime payments, or give them appropriate meal and rest breaks.
The agreement will also resolve allegations that Black & Decker neglected to provide California employees with accurate wage statements, including having the wrong name of their employer listed on the pay stub. The class action is divided into two subclasses:
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