UPDATES

Update 5.25.21

Through an order issued on November 14, 2018, the Court granted conditional certification for the claims brought under the FLSA, which meant that claimants who have filed a consent to join the action can participate in the action, joining together as part of a group to pursue their claims. Click here to read a copy […]

Proposed Second Amended Complaint

On March 15, 2019, Plaintiffs filed a motion seeking permission to file an amended complaint, to add certain claims under state law (for Security Advisors in California, New Jersey, New York, and Washington). In this amended complaint, Plaintiffs also bolster the original claims based on information gathered in recent interviews. In particular, we have learned of other tasks or blocks of time for which Security Advisors are not compensated (and for which the time may not be properly tracked), including ride-alongs (where the Security Advisors assist colleagues), time waiting for the customers to arrive at the homes, and time devoted to certain service calls. Defenders has opposed the motion to file an amended complaint; Plaintiffs filed a response on April 22, 2019, and the court likely will issue a ruling in the coming months.