How to Join the Collective (Class) Action
A class action lawsuit has been
filed in the Federal Court by Battelle employees on behalf of other former
and current employees. Any employee who worked for Battelle in the Utah at any time
in the last four years may join in the class action by notifying the
sending the signed consent form to the class counsel.
Employees who want
to share in any recovery of any unpaid wages
must join the
FLSA action by sending a completed Consent to Join form to the Court
(as described in more detail below).
Battelle employees who do not join in the FLSA
claims will not be allowed to share in the recovery of any federal
If you are interested in joining the FLSA class
action so that you can share in any recovery of FLSA overtime wages,
you must send in a completed, signed "Consent
to Join" form. To do so, please follow these steps:
Consent to Join
form (Click here for PDF format (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader
for opening PDF files) or
Click here for MS Word format)
Print out the Consent to Join form.
Complete the Consent form.
Remember to sign and date at the bottom.
Mail the completed, signed Consent to Join
form to the following address:
Battelle Class Counsel
716 East 4500 South, Suite N-142
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Join Promptly -- Delay Could
Reduce Any Recovery
In an FLSA action,
a successful claimant (i.e., a plaintiff) may be able to recover for
overtime compensation for a limited period before his or her Consent to
Join form is filed with the Court. Consequently,
each day of delay may result in a corresponding loss of one day's
overtime that may be recovered. Therefore, if you
decide to join this suit, you should return the
Consent to Join form without delay.
Questions or Comments?
you have any questions or comments about joining the FLSA action or
completing the Consent form or employee's Information Statement,
or about anything else to do with the Battelle class action, please
contact the Class Counsel.