February 10, 2016
Settlement checks were mailed last week to janitors in the Vasquez, et al. v. USM, Inc. case. One million dollars was distributed to janitors in California who cleaned Ross stores under a USM contract from September 5, 2009 until February 10, 2015. Final approval was granted by the court on February 16, 2016. In addition to approval of the monetary settlement, the court granted approval of key prospective relief provisions to ensure that USM janitorial subcontractors at Ross in California pay their employees at least minimum wage for performing daily janitorial services in the future.