Technical Writers – Wage and Hour Litigation

Technical writers are often misclassified by their California employers as exempt from California’s laws and regulations governing overtime pay.

Most technical writers in California are entitled to receive one and one-half hours’ pay for each hour worked greater than eight in a day or forty in a week, even if they are paid a salary.

Have You Been Paid Overtime?

If you are a technical writer who has worked in California and has not received overtime pay, you may have a legal claim against your current or former employer for unpaid overtime wages.  This claim may be substantial, depending on the amount of overtime that you worked and how long you were employed.

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Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP has recovered substantial amounts of overtime compensation in other class actions on behalf of employees.  Please fill in the form to the left to contact us immediately to discuss your legal rights.

Examples of Our Employment Cases Include:

Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court. Lead appellate counsel in class action alleging violations of California’s meal period and rest break laws. Certified class consists of over 60,000 California employees of Brinker Restaurant Corporation, which operates Chili’s, the Macaroni Grill, and other statewide restaurant chains.

Frey v. 3PD, Inc., Western District of Washington Case No. 2:08-CV-00630-JCC. Lead counsel in class action claiming that delivery drivers have been misclassified by 3PD, Inc. as independent contractors under Washington state law. A copy of the complaint filed in this case can be found at this link.

Phelps v. 3PD, Inc., Oregon District Court Case No. 3:08-CV-0387-HU. Lead counsel in class action claiming that delivery drivers have been misclassified by 3PD, Inc. as independent contractors under Oregon state law. A copy of the complaint filed in this case can be found at this link.

Kirschenbaum v. Electronic Arts, Inc., Case No. CIV 440876 (California Superior Court, San Mateo County). Co-Lead Counsel in class action seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation for computer graphics artists employed in California by Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”), the world’s largest manufacturer of computer video games. The case was settled after the parties conducted formal and informal discovery, and we reviewed thousands of pages of company records. The settlement totaled $15.6 million, for approximately 618 class members. We believe this is the first class action involving recovery of overtime compensation for computer graphics artists in the electronic game industry.

Hasty v. Electronic Arts, Inc., Case No. 444821 (California Superior Court, San Mateo County). Co-Lead Counsel in class action seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation for current and former computer programmers employed in California by Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”), the world’s largest manufacturer of computer video games. The case was settled after the parties conducted formal and informal discovery, including numerous depositions and review of thousands of pages of company records. The settlement totaled $14.9 million, for approximately 600 class members. We believe this is the first class action involving recovery of overtime compensation for computer programmers in California.

Wilson v. Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., Case No. 444815 (California Superior Court, San Mateo County). Co-Lead Counsel in class action seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation for computer graphics artists employed in California by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. The case was settled for $8.5 million. In addition, Sony agreed to reclassify class members with a job title of Associate Artist and Artist 1 as nonexempt employees under the wage and hours laws of California and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.