Cases & Deals

SeatonCorp and SMX reach settlement in purported state-wide class action alleging violations under California Labor Code and Section 17200

Client(s) Seaton Corp

Jones Day represented staffing companies, SeatonCorp and SMX, Inc., in a purported state-wide class action under California law. Plaintiffs claimed defendants, as joint employers with Rubbermaid, committed several violations of the California Labor Code (waiting time and wage statement violations, failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses, payment of wages with out-of-state checks). The complaint also asserted claims under Section 17200 and the Labor Code Private Attorney General Act. Defendants removed the case to federal court pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act and moved to dismiss Plaintiffs complaint. Before ruling on Defendants Motion to Dismiss, the parties reached a mutual settlement.

Adams, et al. v. Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-CV-1499 (C.D. Cal.)