FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT AND WHO IS INVOLVED?

In this Lawsuit, former Sales Consultants and Technical Advisors allege they worked off-the-clock and are owed overtime. Specifically, they allege they spent time performing work-related duties while they were outside of The Cellular Connection’s retail stores and not clocked into The Cellular Connection’s timekeeping system, including participating in GroupMe messaging, conference calls, and other job-related communications. The lawsuit is titled Weirbach, et al. v. The Cellular Connection, LLC, No. 5:19-cv-05310-JDW (E.D. Pa.). The Named Plaintiffs brought the case as a collective action on behalf of all current and former Sales Consultants and Technical Advisors who worked for The Cellular Connection within the relevant time period for the case.

The Cellular Connection denies these allegations and contends that all Sales Representatives were properly compensated for all hours worked, including any off-the-clock work they performed, and that they were paid overtime pay if they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.

The Parties agreed to settle the disputed claims. The Court has not made any determination as to the merits of Plaintiffs’ alleged claims or as to The Cellular Connection’s defenses.

 

HOW DO I RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT?

You must complete and return the Claim Form and Release found HERE.  You may also submit your Claim Form and Release online HERE.

Your payment will be sent to you directly at the address which you provide on the Claim Form and Release. 

 

WHAT AM I GIVING UP IN EXCHANGE FOR A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT?

Once you submit your Claim Form and are sent a payment, you cannot sue or continue to sue The Cellular Connection for claims asserted or which could have been asserted in the Lawsuit for overtime pay and other wage claims that accrue or accrued during the employment of the nonexempt Sales Consultants and Technical Advisors, relating back to August 21, 2017 and continuing until August 20, 2020, including without limitations, all state and federal claims for unpaid wages, and related wage claims for penalties, interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses.

 

WHO ARE THE ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT THE PLAINTIFFS?

The Shavitz Law Group, P.A. and LeVan Muhic Stapleton LLC represent the Named Plaintiffs and have negotiated the settlement terms. As part of the Settlement, the firms will be paid one-third of the Settlement to compensate them for their attorneys’ fees, plus their out-of-pocket costs and expenses for litigating and settling the Lawsuit. You will not have to pay the attorneys any of their fees, costs or expenses.

If you have any questions, you may contact Plaintiffs’ Counsel at:

Gregg I. Shavitz 
Tamra Givens 
SHAVITZ LAW GROUP. P.A. 
951 Yamato Rd, Suite 285 
Boca Raton, FL 33431 
Telephone: (561) 447-8888 
slg@shavitzlaw.com

Peter A. Muhic
LeVAN MUHIC STAPLETON LLC
One Liberty Place
1650 Market St, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 561-1500
lms@levanmuhic.com

Michael Palitz
SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
800 3RD Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (800) 616-4000
slg@shavitzlaw.com

 

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE SETTLEMENT?

If you would like more information on this Settlement, you may contact Plaintiff’s counsel at the phone numbers above, the Claims Administrator or view the Settlement Documents.