A $120,000,000 class action wage-and-hour settlement was obtained by PARRIS on behalf of insurance adjusters who worked at one of the largest personal property lines and casualty insurance companies in the United States.
This case alleged that the insurance company improperly classified its insurance adjusters, appraisers, and analysts (or any employees who were involved in the adjustment, investigation, and the evaluation of the monetary worth of any insurance claims made to the insurance company for bodily injury, property damages, and monetary damages) as salaried workers. In doing so, the company failed to pay its employees overtime wages, and compensation for missed meal periods and rest breaks.
The insurance company owed its workers such wages as it regularly required its employees to work at least 50 to 60 hours per week without paying overtime. It also required catastrophe duty work, which is work that the the insurance adjusters were expected to perform when a disaster or catastrophe happened, and they were required to work in excess of 12 hours in one day (including work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) at locations far from where they lived. They were only paid an additional $100 per day for each catastrophe duty day worked, which is far less than the legally required overtime pay for such work.
PARRIS has been fighting for employee rights for over 35 years, fighting large companies such as this insurer. In a similar case, PARRIS obtained a $135 million settlement for claims adjusters that worked for another major insurance company. Read more about employment law.