Approval Team – Employment Standards Class Action

Proposed Approval Team Class Action

On January 17, 2020, Monkhouse Law started a proposed class action against Approval Team and its directors.

The lawsuit alleges that the Approval Team had no policy in place to properly monitor, record or compensate employees for overtime or public holiday pay hours. Further, they did not pay employees vacation pay, statutory holiday pay or make any remittances for EI or CPP.

The issued statement of claim is available here: Approval Team – Statement of Claim
The initial press release is available here.

Updates:

The class was certified for all salespeople and sales managers who were misclassified as independent contractors, see the judgment by Justice Glustein at: Rallis v. Approval Team Inc., 2020 ONSC 4197 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j8kbh>,

Documents:

Notice of Certification for Approval Team

Formal Order with Schedules

Opt Out Forms: These are forms to be filled out if you wish to opt out of the class action. This most often happens if you are choosing to have your own legal representation.

Summary: The certification order sets out the terms under which certification has been approved by the Court. The certification covers only those salespersons and sales managers who were classified as independent contractors (generally those working prior to March 2019). Those who wish to continue to be part of the class action do not need to do anything. If those covered wish to opt out they can fill out an opt-out form by November 25, 2020. Approval Team and Monkhouse Law acting for the Plaintiff must undertaking certain efforts to inform the class of the class action as outlined in the notice provisions.

More Information:

Should you have any information regarding Approval Team, or if you are concerned about misclassification and unpaid overtime in your workplace please contact Alexandra Monkhouse at alexandra@monkhouselaw.com or phone to 416-907-9249 ext. 211.

Affected employees can keep up-to-date regarding the class action lawsuit by completing the form below: