Two lawsuits against a Chicago car wash resulted in a total settlement of $725,000. 17 car wash employees joined the lawsuits which alleged the workers were paid below the minimum wage rate for tipped employees in Illinois. The car washers also alleged regularly working more than 40 hours per week, but not receiving overtime pay. The car washers promptly reached early settlements after filing suit.
Prevailed on summary judgment in multi-Plaintiff suit for overtime wages under the FLSA and IMWL against Chicago bar and restaurant. After final and partial judgments were entered on behalf of two Plaintiffs, the parties reached a favorable settlement in excess of $150,000.