CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF CURRENT AND FORMER CALIFORNIA AGENTS
IF YOU WORKED AS AN AGENT AT FARMERS IN CALIFORNIA AT ANY TIME BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2013 AND THE PRESENT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT
The plaintiffs and Farmers in the pending L.A. state court case have reached a settlement that resolves all claims on behalf of the previously certified class of California agents. The plaintiffs alleged that Farmers misclassified the class of California agents as independent contractors under California law; thus, Farmers violated the California Labor Code, which requires employers to reimburse their employees for any expenses they incur to do their job, and California Unfair Competition Law. The settlement is designed to protect the agents’ classification as independent contractors and provide $75 million in monetary benefits along with very important contractual changes.
The Success of the Settlement will depend on current and former agents’ participation and support. By participating, your identity will NOT be made known to Farmers. And importantly, Farmers supports the Settlement.
It is very important that the agents’ attorneys reach as many former and current Farmers’ agents in the class to provide you information about the settlement and how you take advantage of its benefits. To that end, the lawyers for the agents will be hosting 3 information meetings in California as follows:
FEBRUARY 22, 2022
San Jose/Milpitas California Agent Roadshow
FEBRUARY 23, 2022
San Diego California Agent Roadshow
FEBRUARY 24, 2022
Los Angeles/Glendale California Agent Roadshow
Please consider participating in one of those meetings so that the attorneys can get you the information critical to receiving benefits from this settlement.
Finally, it is CRITICAL that the agents’ attorneys receive accurate contact information for all agents in this class, including email and physical addresses for as many current and former California agents as possible. If you do nothing else, PLEASE submit your up-to-date email and physical address to the agents’ attorneys either via the following website https://www.farmersinsurancelawsuit.com/ or via email at ClassAction@cruegerdickinson.com.
Any questions can also be directed to the attorneys at the same email address.
This is a huge result for Farmers’ agents, and we need all California former and current agents support in making this a success! Please get the attorneys your contact information so that they may communicate with all of you quickly about how to take advantage of the settlement and make it a success!