WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT AND WHO IS INVOVLED?

In this Lawsuit, former Store Managers allege they worked more than 40 hours per week but were not paid overtime wages.  Rather, they claim that they were only paid a salary and that they are owed overtime wages for the hours they worked above 40 in a workweek. The Named Plaintiffs brought the case as a collective action on behalf of all Store Managers who worked for The Cellular Connection within the relevant time period for the case from May 18, 2018, through December 31, 2019.

The Cellular Connection denies these allegations and contends that all Store Managers were properly compensated for all hours worked, were properly classified as exempt, and were not eligible for overtime pay.

The Parties agreed to settle the disputed claims. The Court has not made any determination as to the merits of Plaintiffs’ alleged claims or as to the Cellular Connection’s defenses.

 

HOW DO I RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT?

You must complete the Claim Form and Release on or before September 27, 2021.

 

WHAT AM I GIVING UP IN EXCHANGE FOR A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT?

Once you submit your Claim Form and are sent a payment, you cannot sue or continue to sue The Cellular Connection for claims asserted or which could have been asserted in the Lawsuit for overtime pay that accrued during your employment as an exempt-classified Store Manager from May 18, 2018 through December 31, 2019. The release of claims also includes, without limitations, all state and federal claims for unpaid overtime wages, and related overtime wage claims for penalties, interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses.

 

WHO ARE THE ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT THE PLAINTIFFS?

The Shavitz Law Group, P.A. and LeVan Muhic Stapleton LLC represent the Named Plaintiffs and have negotiated the settlement terms. As part of the Settlement, the firms will be paid one-third of the Settlement to compensate them for their attorneys’ fees, plus their out-of-pocket costs and expenses for litigating and settling the Lawsuit. You will not have to pay the attorneys any of their fees, costs or expenses.
If you have any questions, you may contact Plaintiffs’ Counsel at:

Gregg I. Shavitz 
Tamra Givens 
SHAVITZ LAW GROUP. P.A.
951 Yamato Rd, Suite 285 
Boca Raton, FL 33431 
Telephone: (561) 447-8888 
slg@shavitzlaw.com 

Peter A. Muhic
LeVAN MUHIC STAPLETON LLC
One Liberty Place
1650 Market St, Suite 3600
Telephone: (215) 561-1500
lms@levanmuhic.com

Michael Palitz
SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (800) 616-4000
slg@shavitzlaw.com

You have the right to retain your own attorney at your own expense, but you are not required to do so. If you choose to submit a Claim Form and do not retain your own attorney, you will be represented by the attorneys listed above.

 

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE SETTLEMENT?

If you would like more information about the Settlement, you may contact Plaintiffs’ counsel at the numbers above