Court Grants Hershey Workers Right to Seek Overtime

Share Article

Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, has ruled that all Retail Sales Representatives (RSRs) employed by The Hershey Company in the United States from August 2007 through the present may join a lawsuit pending before the Court seeking past overtime pay.

We hope all RSRs join the lawsuit so they receive what has been unfairly denied them. They worked incredibly hard and were not paid fully and fairly for their work.

Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, has ruled that all Retail Sales Representatives (RSRs) employed by The Hershey Company in the United States from August 2007 through the present may join a lawsuit pending before the Court seeking past overtime pay.

The case is Campanelli, et al. v. The Hershey Company, Case No.08-cv-01862-BZ. A copy of Judge Zimmerman’s August 13, 2010 Order and other case documents can be found at http://www.hersheyovertime.com. The Plaintiffs who brought the Campanelli case are represented by the Thomas J. Brandi and Brian J. Malloy of the San Francisco’s Brandi Law Firm and David Feola of the Denver-based law firm Hoban & Feola.

In the coming weeks a court-approved notice will be mailed to the last known address for each RSR. At this stage the RSR must return the “Opt-In” Form no later than December 1, 2010. Hershey is legally prohibited from retaliating against any present or past RSR for joining the case.    

Thomas Brandi said: “We hope all RSRs join the lawsuit so they receive what has been unfairly denied them. They worked incredibly hard and were not paid fully and fairly for their work. In this difficult economy it is more important than ever that workers are fully paid and that companies not take advantage of their workers. At the trial on April 18, 2011, a jury can determine whether they are entitled to unpaid overtime, and how much.”

David Feola said: “Our investigation shows that RSRs were consistently working well-over 40 hours per week, and each RSR who joins our case could be entitled to as much as $500 for each week of service. And that number could double if Hershey is found to have willfully violated the overtime laws.”    

For further information you may schedule a time to interview Hershey overtime lawsuit attorney Mr. Brandi (415 989 1800) or with prior email notice, to tjb(at)Brandilaw(dot)com, Mr. Feola at David(at)Feolalaw(dot)com.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Thomas J. Brandi
Visit website