- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the minimum wage law in SeaTac went into effect.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/UjP8dd ) Judge Robert Lasnik of the U.S. District Court in Seattle approved the class-action settlement involving Menzies Aviation Wednesday.

The plaintiff’s lead attorney Duncan Turner says checks to the nearly 2,500 affected workers should be going out by next month.

The lawsuits stemmed from an ordinance SeaTac voters approved that required employers of transportation and hospitality workers to pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2014.

Alaska Airlines and other plaintiffs had filed a lawsuit saying the ordinance shouldn’t apply at the airport - an argument the courts rejected.

___

Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide