Settled and Closed – Fredrick v. ACE Security

Plaintiffs are former employees of ACE Security Systems, Inc. dba ASC Security USA (“Defendant”). Both Plaintiffs held manager positions, also referred to as branch manager or team lead, as well as the position of sales representative. In their Complaint, filed on April 23, 2015, Plaintiffs alleged Defendant took deductions from the Plaintiffs’ wages, and those wages of those similarly situated employees, for things such as new equipment and customer activations. Plaintiffs alleged that these deductions violated California Labor Code section 221. Plaintiffs also alleged that Defendant failed to reimburse Plaintiffs, and those similarly situated employees, for all expenses incurred to do their job for such things such as equipment, customer activation charges, and contests in violation of California Labor Code section 2802. When Plaintiffs held the team lead, branch manager, and manager positions, Defendants classified Plaintiffs, and those similarly situated as exempt and failed to pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 8 hours in one day or 40 hours in one week. Given Plaintiffs did not meet the requirements of any of the exemptions set forth in the applicable Wage Order, Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant’s failure to pay overtime violated California Labor Code sections 510 and 1194, and applicable Wage Orders.

The parties reached a settlement in this matter. The Court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on April 1, 2016, class notice was mailed to the class members on April 18, 2016, and final approval of the settlement was granted by the Court on June 17, 2016, funds were disbursed and the case is now closed.

Settlement Agreement
Preliminary Approval Order
Class Notice
Final Approval Order