Mehri & Skalet Help Workers Bring Home Rightful Wages
Recently, M&S and co-counsel secured a settlement for current and former fire alarm and sprinkler system workers who worked at SimplexGrinnell LP. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of hundreds of workers, who claimed that SimplexGrinnell failed to pay them prevailing wages for work on public projects in the State of New York.
After obtaining class certification in 2011, the class of more than 600 workers in Ramos v. SimplexGrinnell LP settled part of their claims in 2012 for $5.525 million, and preserved their right to appeal other claims.
“We’re pleased with the results of the settlement, which allows hundreds of workers to take home the pay they rightfully earned,” said Ray Fay, the lead lawyer for the class at M&S.
M&S and co-counsel have filed similar cases against SimplexGrinnell in New Jersey and in California, which are both in the discovery stages. Hioutakos v.SimplexGrinnell LP, No. 2:10-cv-4505 (D.N.J.); Bennett v. SimplexGrinnell LP, No. C11-01854 (N.D. Cal.). We are also investigating possible violations by SimplexGrinnell LP and other companies prevailing wage laws in other states.
You can read the order granting class certification in Ramos v. SimplexGrinnell LP, No. 1:07-cv-981, here.