Home Depot has reached a settlement of $72.5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging wage theft violations in California.
The suit, filed under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), accused the company of failing to compensate employees for time spent walking from the store entrance to the clock-in area and during closing while the building was being locked. It also alleged that Home Depot rounded employees’ pay to the nearest quarter-hour.
While Home Depot denies any wrongdoing, the settlement aims to avoid the burden, expense, and uncertainty of litigation. The agreement covers over 272,000 employees who have worked for the retailer since 2012.
As part of the Home Depot wage theft settlement, attorneys representing the plaintiffs are seeking $24 million from the $72.5 million settlement, along with an additional $3.5 million to cover out-of-pocket expenses.
If you or someone you know has faced wage theft, workplace discrimination, or encountered labor-related issues, we encourage you to seek legal assistance from Labor Law Advocates in California. They are equipped to provide guidance and support in navigating these challenges.