$4.25 Million Settlement – Hertz Corp and Dollar Thrifty

This case concluded with a settlement for $4,250,000.00 of FLSA Collective action and New York wage and hour class action cases for Function and Location Managers of Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty. In Re: Hertz, et al; US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, case: 20-011218-MFW

The employment law attorneys with extensive experience in class action cases at Feldman Legal Group are providing legal representation in an FLSA class overtime wage lawsuit for Location Managers, Function Managers and Operations Managers who work outside in the rental car lot, at check-ins, the entry gate, in stalls, at the pump, etc.

CASE: Aiyekusibe, Higginson and Brown-Winn v. The Hertz Corporation and DTG Operations, Inc., Case 2:18-CV-00816-FTM99-MRM, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Aiyekusibe was hired as an Operations Manager (later called a Function Manager) and worked primarily performing manual labor in the lot alongside other managers working in the exterior checking in cars, handling stalls, working the gate, and washing and getting cars ready for check-ins. Mr. Aiyekusibe has since been joined by 2 more location/function managers who from the BWI Hertz / Dollar Thrifty airport location, Mischele Higginson and Shatal Brown-Winn.

All workers performing these roles were classified as exempt from overtime wages. Hertz Corp. and its subsidiary, Dollar Thrifty, willfully violated the overtime wage laws by classifying these workers as exempt and forcing them to work up to 70 or more hours per week, without breaks, and without being paid any premium pay for overtime hours to save themselves millions of dollars in labor costs.

This lawsuit alleges and seeks to recover for all such persons, overtime wages for the past 3 years to the present and an equal sum in liquidated damages.