Top Class Actions reports that LGCY settled claims that it misclassified workers, including door-to-door salespeople, as independent contractors.
LGCY Power has agreed to pay a $3.82 million settlement to end class action lawsuit claims the solar power company violated California law by misclassifying employees as contractors and failing to give them appropriate benefits due to workers.
Class members include all those individuals who worked as a door-to-door salesperson, setter, closer or lead generator for LGCY Power between May 23, 2015, and Aug. 5, 2022, either as an independent contractor or as an employee.The LGCY Power class action lawsuit was filed by Robert Green, Anthony Ruiz, John Tanner and 50 anonymous individuals. They assert the company violated California employment law in a number of ways.
The plaintiffs note that in particular, the company made a practice of classifying various workers as independent contractors instead of as employees in an effort to avoid paying them the benefits due to employees. The plaintiffs allege California law requires workers to be classified as employees if their jobs are required to perform their work in a specific way as laid out by the company. Allegedly, this was the case with many of those contractors working as door-to-door sales people.