The Defendant

Toyota Manufacturing of Kentucky is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world and operates in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA.

The Employees

Position(s): Production Team Members, Team Leaders, and employees of Kelly Services, Inc. who worked in any group other than Paint Shops

Location(s): Toyota’s manufacturing plant located at 1001 Cherry Blossom Way Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Time Period:  September 21, 2013 through August 16, 2019.

The Claims in the Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that Toyota Manufacturing of Kentucky committed the following violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Kentucky’s Wages and Hours Act:

  1. Failing to pay pre-shift time spent donning clothing and gear that was directly related to their jobs;
  2. Maintaining an unlawful rounding policy under which time was rounded to the nearest one tenth of an hour (1/10), which deprived employees of pay for time spent working for several minutes after their breaks were scheduled to begin and/or after their shifts were scheduled to end;
  3. Failing to include the compensation including performance-based, non-discretionary bonuses, shift differentials, and wellness credits, in the determination of the “regular rate of pay,” for purposes of calculating hourly overtime rates.

Case Status

September 21, 2018: the case was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and has been assigned to District Judge Joseph M. Hood.

August 16, 2019: Judge Hood preliminarily approved the parties’ class action settlement.

How to Participate

All employees who worked at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant in any of the positions listed above within the timeframe of September 21, 2013 through August 16, 2019 will receive a mailing in early October 2019 containing further information about the settlement and their options with respect to the settlement.

If you believe TMMK does not have your current mailing address, you will need to provide it to our firm (by calling 877-561-0000 or emailing flsagroup@jtblawgroup.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Was I required to complete a consent form in order to be part of the settlement?

No. Employees who are otherwise eligible to be part of the settlement will not be excluded due to not completing a consent form.

How long will the case take?

We anticipate that employees elect to participate in the settlement will receive payments in early 2020, but cannot make any guarantees regarding the timing.

 

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