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This lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime pay on behalf of Health Assistants employed by Accolade, Inc. The lawsuit primarily alleges that, prior to November 2016, Accolade violated the overtime laws by classifying Health Assistants as ineligible for overtime pay. Our firm is working on the case with Hardwick Benfer, LLC (Doylestown, PA). Accolade denies violating any laws.
AUG 1, 2017
Today, we filed the Complaint against Accolade. As discussed above, the complaint alleges that Accolade violated federal and state overtime laws by failing to pay proper overtime compensation to Health Assistants working at Accolade's call centers in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Washington. The lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court in Philadelphia, PA.
AUG 16, 2017
Today, the Judge issued an order scheduling the an initial conference for October 17, 2017. We expect that, at the conference, the Judge will establish deadlines for various litigation events going forward.
SEP 20, 2017
Today, Accolade filed an Answer denying that it violated any laws. A copy of Accolade's Answer is available below.
OCT 18, 2017
Today, the Judge issued an Order setting the litigation schedule for this case. A copy of the Order is available below.
NOV 14, 2017
Today, the Judge entered an Order approving the process by which notice of the lawsuit will be mailed to all Health Assistants who have worked for Accolade within the past 3 years. The notice forms will be mailed in early-December 2017 and will include a copy of the form that individuals may complete and return if their want to join the lawsuit. A copy of the Judge's order is available below.
FEB 25, 2018
The deadline for current and former Health Assistants to return their Consent Forms passed several weeks ago. We are pleased to report that 64 current and former Health Assistants have returned forms. Going forward, we will represent these individuals with respect to the claims that Accolade violated both the federal overtime law and, if the Health Assistant worked in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania overtime law. Current and former Health Assistants who have not returned Consent Forms might be eligible to a recovery under the Pennsylvania overtime law if, in the future, the Judge allows the Pennsylvania claim to proceed as a class action.
JUN 1, 2018
Today, the Judge entered an Order suspending all deadlines in this case. A copy of the Order is available below. We are pleased that the Judge entered this Order. Placing the cases in suspense will provide the parties with additional time to exchange relevant document and information and, hopefully, engage in productive settlement negotiations.
AUG 23, 2019
We are happy to announce that today Judge Gene E.K. Pratter granted our motion for preliminary approval of the class and collective action settlement of this case. The Court ordered that notice of the settlement be sent to members of the class and scheduled a final approval hearing for January 6, 2020 at 11:00 am. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below.
JAN 6, 2020
The final approval hearing that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled by the Court for March 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm. You can access a copy of the Court's order below which rescheduled the hearing.
FEB 5, 2020
Today the Court rescheduled the final approval hearing for March 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. A copy of the Court's order is available below.
MAR 25, 2020
Today the Court entered an order granting final approval of the settlement. A copy of the order is below. The final approval hearing was held on March 3, 2020.
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