This page provides the answers to class members’ most frequently asked questions.

The information provided is in summary form and is not intended as a complete explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to review carefully the Notice of Class Action Settlement.

About The Settlement

What is this lawsuit about?

James Oakley and Channing Capehart filed the Lawsuit against OSUWMC as a class action alleging that OSUWMC violated certain federal and state wage and overtime laws by failing to pay non-exempt employees for certain time.

OSUWMC has denied and continues to deny that it failed to properly pay overtime, that its rounding practice violated the law, and it further denies any and all liability and damages to anyone with respect to the allegations set forth in the lawsuit.

The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims or OSUWMC’s defenses, and Plaintiffs and OSUWMC continue to disagree as to the probable outcome of the litigation with respect to liability and potential damages. The parties have agreed to resolve this matter.

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit where one or more persons sue not only for themselves, but also for other people who have similar claims.  These other people are known as “Class Members.”  In a class action, one court resolves the issues for all Class Members, except for those who exclude themselves from the Class.

Who are the Class Members in this Settlement?

Class members include all persons employed by the Defendant as a non-exempt employee at any time during the Class Period, which is October 18, 2014 through June 24, 2020.

How can I get a payment?

To get a payment, you must be a Class Member and you must submit a valid Claim Form on or before September 2, 2020.

How will my amount be determined?

If, at any time during the Claim Period, you were a full-time employee with an FTE of .9 or greater, the Claims Administrator will calculate your settlement amount by multiplying the fraction x/y by the Net Funds Available for Settlement, where “x” equals the number of weeks you worked as a non-exempt employee during the Claim Period multiplied by your assigned pay tier rate established by both Class Counsel and OSUWMC, and “y” equals the total number of Workweeks credited to all Settlement Class Members who do not request exclusion from the Litigation (as adjusted after multiplication by each Settlement Class Member’s assigned pay tier rate).

If, at all times during the Claim Period, you are or were a part-time employee with an FTE of lower than .9, the Claims Administrator will calculate your settlement amount by multiplying the fraction x/y by the Net Funds Available for Settlement, where “x” equals two (2) workweeks multiplied by your assigned pay tier rate and “y” equals the total number of Workweeks credited to all Settlement Class Members who do not request exclusion from the Litigation (as adjusted after multiplication by each Settlement Class Member’s assigned pay tier rate).

When will I get my Payment?

There are several procedural steps that must be completed before any payments will be authorized. The steps include a Fairness Hearing, the Court’s Final Approval Order, and the Settlement becoming effective based on the Effective Date. At this time, the specific Effective Date is unknown. Please be patient.

Where can I get more Information?

You may contact Plaintiff’s Counsel, or the Oakley Class Action Settlement Administrator at 1-844-902-0377 or claims@oakleyclassaction.com.