Welcome to the Walton v. AT&T Settlement
If you worked at AT&T as a Senior Training Manager Design or Senior Training Manager Delivery, you could get a payment from this class action settlement.
What is this lawsuit about?
In the lawsuit, Plaintiffs claimed that AT&T misclassified Designers and Deliverers as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of federal and California state law, and consequently failed to pay them overtime pay. The lawsuit asked the Court to require AT&T to pay overtime backpay, penalties, interest, and other payments. AT&T denies that it did anything wrong and contends that, among other things, that it has complied at all times with applicable federal and California law. The Court did not decide in favor of either party. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement, which, if approved, brings the litigation to an end. That way, Plaintiffs and AT&T avoid the cost, delay, and uncertainty of moving forward in litigation to trial and possible appeals, and the class members will get compensation. The Class Representatives and the attorneys for both sides think that the settlement is fair, reasonable, adequate and in the best interests of the members of the class and all parties.
A more detailed description of this lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Key Documents page of this website.
Who is included?
All individuals who worked for AT&T Services, Inc. or AT&T Mobility Services LLC who are not bound by the Management Arbitration Agreement and who worked in the job title of Senior Training Manager Design or Senior Training Manager Delivery
- from May 18, 2011 to October 16, 2017 for California-based employees;
- from May 18, 2012 to October 16, 2017 for non-California employees who opted in to the Lawsuit; and
- from August 18, 2014 to October 16, 2017 for non-California employees who did not opt in to the Lawsuit.
How do I participate in the Settlement?
Each Class Member who follows the proper procedure to receive a payment will receive a share of that amount. Except for those individuals who worked outside of California and did not already opt into the case, unclaimed money will be redistributed to Class Members who choose to receive a payment, if feasible, or sent to the California Industrial Relations Unclaimed Wages Fund. The Class Notice provides specific instructions for each Class Member to follow if they wished to participate in the Settlement. Please review the Notice carefully.