Settled and Closed - Hage v. Sears, et al.

Plaintiff alleges, on a class basis, that Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc. (“SHIP”) and Transform SR Home Improvement Products LLC (“Transform SHIP”) (collectively referred to as “Defendants”) engaged in unlawful conduct by their: (1) failure to reimburse Plaintiff and proposed class members for work-related expenses, including, but not limited to, the use of their personal vehicles to do their jobs, the purchase of required materials and equipment to do their jobs, and the cost of smart phones, cell and internet services, including data usage charges; (2) failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements to Plaintiff and proposed class members; (3) failure to pay all wages due immediately or within seventy-two (72) hours of termination or resignation, and all associated waiting time penalties; and, (4) failure to provide Plaintiff and proposed class members, whom Defendants paid commissions, with signed written contracts that set forth the method by which commissions would be computed and paid.

The parties have reached a settlement, the Court grant preliminary and final approval of the settlement, and settlement funds were disbursed on March 20, 2023. In December of 2023 the Court ruled that all terms of the Settlement Agreement have been met. This case is closed and no further actions are pending.