Our clients filed this class action claim against their employer, an armored transport company, for altering time cards, denying rest and meal breaks, and requiring off-clock work. The class consists of approximately 480 driver/messengers who worked for Garda in Washington State at any time between Februrary 2006 and February 2015. The company agreed to settle the time card claim and the court has certified a class of all Washington driver/messengers for the meal and rest break claims.
On June 1, 2015, we received an order from the court granting Plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment, finding Garda unlawfully deprived the class members of meal and rest breaks under Washington law. The case went to trial on damages over the summer of 2015, and on October 23, 2015, the court awarded over $8 million in damages, interest, and penalties to the class. Post-trial motions and potentially appeals are pending.