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Some 217 Kmart cashiers in Tulare and Redlands will finally get off their feet.  A federal judge Tuesday approved a class action settlement of $280,000 over claims the stores violated California labor law requiring it to provide seating for its checkout stand cashiers.  The state Labor and Workforce Development Agency will receive $103,500, according to the court.

The plaintiffs lawyers will receive $140,000 in costs (down from $175,000) and the participating class members will share $35,500.  The two lead plaintiffs, Lisa Garvey and Collette Delbridge will each receive $1,000 for release of their claims, according to the order signed by U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco.

The settlement called for no settlement share for participating class members to be less than $25 or more than $200.

It covers cashiers who worked between April 2010 and August 2013 as cashiers in Redlands and Tulare.

Case: Garvey v. Kmart Corp., No. 11-2575WHA





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