McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a proposed wage-and-hour class action, three months after a California federal judge ruled a franchise owner's settlement in the case didn’t get the parent company out of the claims, according to papers filed Friday.
A group of workers reached a deal in which the fry giant would pay $1.75 million to the employees of some California restaurants and about $2 million to cover attorneys’ fees and costs — less than half of the fees and costs incurred in the litigation — according to a motion for preliminary approval of the deal.
The settlement would pay more than 800 restaurant workers, covering all of their economic losses and leaving some funds for civil penalties, the workers said.
“All class members will promptly receive significant economic and non-economic benefits without facing the risks and delays of one or more trials and appeals,” the workers said in the motion. “For all of these reasons, plaintiffs and their counsel believe that this settlement is fair, adequate and well within the range of reasonableness.”
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