The plaintiff class was a group of former and current employees for an oil drilling company in Central California. They alleged that they were (i) not paid for all hours worked (ii) underpaid for overtime, and (iii) not provided will all earned meal and rest periods.
Econ One was retained by counsel for the plaintiffs to (i) analyze Golden State Drilling’s timekeeping and payroll records, (ii) construct a sampling design for selecting class members to testify in deposition. Dr. Brian Kriegler used electronic data and deposition testimony to calculate classwide damages, interest, and penalties.
The parties agreed to a settlement before the trial began.