Approval Team – Employment Standards Class Action

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

The lawsuit alleged that the Approval Team had no policy in place to properly monitor, record or compensate employees for overtime. Further, it was alleged that the Defendants did not pay minimum employment standards for employees misclassified as independent contractors. The matter was recently settled without admission of liability.

UPDATE AUGUST 26, 2022
Please be advised that on July 15, 2022, the Claims Administrator, Approval Team, has sent out the Notification Letters outlining the claim assessment for each of the claims that have been submitted. The Notification Letters have been sent by email and mail.

Payment should be expected by the end of the year 2022.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the information enclosed in your Notification Letter and any questions should be directed to the following email address: legal@approvalteam.ca
Any address changes should be sent to legal@approvalteam.ca

SETTLEMENT APPROVED ON JANUARY 17, 2022

On October 18th, 2021, the parties reached a settlement agreement in the matter. Approval Team has denied all liability. On January 17th, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved the parties’ settlement in this class action.

You can read the order here and the endorsement here.

The Short Notice of Certification and Settlement is available here.

The Long Notice of Certification and Settlement is available here.

There are two Classes covered by the Approved Settlement:

  • All salespersons and sales managers of Approval Team Inc. who, since January 1st,  2018  to  July  30th,  2020,  worked  or  continue  to  work  for Approval Team Inc., as independent contractors.
  • All salespersons and sales managers of Approval Team Inc. who, since January 1st, 2018 to July 30th, 2020 worked, or continue to work for Approval Team Inc., as employees

More Information:

Should you have any questions about the Approved Settlement of the Claims Process please email us at approvalteam.classaction@monkhouselaw.com or call us at 416-907-9249 extension 243.