Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2012

Overtime Settlement for Sunoco Employees

U.S. Federal judge Eduardo Robreno approved a $675,000 settlement for Sunoco employees who demanded overtime wages for work at a Philadelphia refinery.

Eight Sunoco workers Matthew Ripley, Richard Sim, Joseph Grosse, Anne Minor, Michael Olsen, Gabriel Schwartz, Bradford Takacs and James Savage sued the Pittsburgh-based oil company in 2010 for failure to pay overtime wages between 2007 and the time of the filing reported CourtHouseNews.com Thursday.

The employees said they were not compensated for their work before and after their scheduled shifts, including traveling between work sites, and the preparation and maintenance of work equipment, according to the article.

Federal judge Robreno approved the deal of a settlement agreement that was reached in November 2011, saying the deal was fair, reasonable and adequate.

Each class member will receive an average payout of $878,33 with the maximum payout being more than $1,000.

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