Settled and Closed – Schuett v. ALLDATA, LLC

Plaintiff is a former employee of Alldata, LLC (“Defendant”). Plaintiff alleged in his complaint that he, and all other similarly situated California employees, was required to drive his personal vehicle for work related purposes and incur other expenses to do his job. Plaintiff further alleged that Defendant failed to reimburse Plaintiff and all similarly situated California employees for all the work related expenses, including the operation of his personal vehicle, cellular phone charges and various office supplies, incurred in violation of Labor Code section 2802. With respect to operation of the personal vehicles, Plaintiff contended that Defendant’s system to reimburse its California employees for driving their personal vehicles for work-related purposes, through a vehicle allowance, does not reimburse employees in full for all costs incurred, and therefore violates Labor Code section 2802.

The parties were able to reach a settlement through a mediation, and the court granted final approval of the settlement on April 7, 2017. Funds were disbursed and the case is now closed.