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Payroll Company Dismissed from Proposed Class Action

1.24.18

Attorneys Aaron Olsen and Patrice Nagle represented Peoplease in the case William Steve Valencia et al. v. North Star Gas Lt. Co. et al. 

Peoplease, a payroll company, was dismissed from a proposed class action alleging a gas delivery company denied workers overtime, saying the workers did not show the company was their employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act or its state law equivalent. 

Although the workers showed that Peoplease LLC performed some tasks for direct employer North Star Gas Ltd. Co., they did not show it could fire them, supervised their work or set their pay, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel said in his order granting Peoplease's dismissal motion.

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