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H&R Block Seasonal Employee Class Action Settlement

By Kimberly Mirando

 

H&R BlockH&R Block has agreed to pay up to $35 million to settle a class action wage lawsuit accusing the tax preparation company of failing to pay its seasonal employees in California on a timely basis, in violation of state law.
 
The H&R Block wage settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled Lemus, et al. v. H&R Block Enterprises, LLC, that alleges in each tax season between 2006 and 2011, H&R Block failed to pay final hourly wages and end-of-season additional compensation on a timely basis to Seasonal Tax Professionals in violation of California’s Labor Code, and further failed to provide them accurate wage statements.
 
H&R Block denies the allegations, but has agreed to pay up to $35 million to resolve the litigation.
 
Class Members of the H&R Block employee class action settlement include all individuals employed by H&R Block in California from June 9, 2006 through May 15, 2011 as seasonal, non-exempt Tax Professionals. The class action lawsuit settlement will divided amongst Class Members, minus the attorneys’ fees, court costs and incentive awards, and distributed to H&R Block employees the following way:
 
(1) Each Class Member will be awarded 10 “tax season points” for each tax season in which he/she was employed as a Seasonal Tax Professional in California between 2007 and May 2011. (For example, if a Class Member was employed in the 2007 and 2009 tax seasons, that individual would be awarded 20 tax season points.)
 
(2) Each Class Member will awarded an additional 20 tax season points for each tax season between 2007 and may 2011 in which he/she received “Additional Compensation” (paid by H&R Block in May each year) as a Seasonal Tax Professional.
 
A detailed explanation of the settlement amount you can receive under the H&R Block class action settlement can be found in the Settlement Notice available at www.HRBlockSettlement.Simpluris.com.
 
To receive any money from the H&R Block wage class action lawsuit settlement, you must submit a claim form postmarked no later than May 21, 2012.
 
Claim forms and more information on your rights in the H&R Block Seasonal Tax Professional Wage Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.HRBlockSettlement.Simpluris.com

 

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Updated March 12th, 2012

 

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10 Comments

  • Anonymous November 18, 2012

    I was wandering how do you know if your going to receive a check me and a co-worker mailed our letters the same time, she received her settlement, but I have not receive anything.

  • Anonymous November 19, 2012

    I was wondering the same, how do I know if I was going to receive a check. I have not received anything yet.

  • Anonymous November 21, 2012

    I want to know if I am going to receive a check.

  • Anonymous November 29, 2012

    I never even knew about this lawsuit, so I just miss out on the money>?

  • Anonymous December 2, 2012

    Not all tax professionals in California were contacted or informed about the class action. Several employees have called to see when they will receive their money and have been told they are not listed in the class action. This was after they had mailed the requested documents to the law firm.

    The bottom line is when they say all tax professionals in California were contacted is not the case. Just another mistake made by all.

  • Anonymous December 7, 2012

    I sent my claim and I have not received anything. Who should I call for information?

  • Anonymous December 7, 2012

    I’ve been working at H&R block for the last 15 years and I have had the same issues as every other tax professional. I remember have submitted my application but haven’t received aa check!

  • Anonymous December 8, 2012

    contact the attonyes and tell them that what I have done and still waiting for a reply. I mail mine the same time another co worker sent her; she got her but I did not get mine and I’m mad as hell

  • David Gonzalez January 26, 2013

    I sent my claim and I have not received anything. Who should I call for information?

  • Christopher Davis March 12, 2013

    We can help those who were omitted from the class action notice. If you qualify as a member of the settlement class, contact us. 310-540-2600. Also, there are other potential violations by HRB. Contact us. DAVIS LAW OFFICES. Southern California Attorneys. csdavislawfirm.com.

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