Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - PetSmart's $10 Million Deal In Wage-And-Hour, UCL Action Gets 1st Approval

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - PetSmart's $10 Million Deal In Wage-And-Hour, UCL Action Gets 1st Approval

SAN JOSE, Calif. - National pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc. will pay $10 million to settle wage-and-hour claims by more than 16,000 of its pet groomers and other employees who say that PetSmart's improper compensation practices violate California's unfair competition law (UCL), according to an agreement that a federal judge preliminarily approved May 14 (Danette M. Moore, et al. v. PetSmart, Inc., No. 12-03577, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67235).

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