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Merivale to pay $18M in underpayments class action settlement
Class Actions 2024-03-06 4:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Merivale will fork over $18 million in a proposed settlement to resolve an employment class action against the hospitality giant, of which $8.6 million is sought to be deducted in legal fees and a funder’s commission.

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Merivale settles underpayments class action
Employment 2024-02-12 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hospitality giant Merivale has agreed to settle an underpayments class action alleging it failed to pay workers amounts owed for overtime hours worked.

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Merivale class action judge floats separate trial on enterprise agreement
Class Actions 2023-08-29 9:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has said that an underpayments class action’s challenge to hospitality giant Merivale’s argument that it does not owe back wages because it relied on an enterprise agreement it believed was valid should be heard before trial. 

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Judge rejects bid for second opt out notice in Merivale class action
Class Actions 2023-03-27 3:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a $129 million underpayments class action against hospitality giant Merivale has rejected a bid for a second round of opt out notices, finding that even if the first round went straight to employees’ junk or spam folders, it did not follow that they had not been read.

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Merivale slams class action’s bid for second opt out notice to workers
Employment 2023-03-21 3:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Hospitality giant Merivale is contesting a bid by the applicant in a $129 million underpayments class action to issue a second opt out notice to employees, which it said was an attempt to ensure group members “take an interest” in the proceedings.

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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class action covering 13,500 employees.

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In class action defence, Merivale says it shouldn’t be forced to backpay staff
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hospitality giant Merivale has streamlined its defence of a $129 million underpayment class action, arguing that it shouldn’t be expected to back pay employees because it operated its business under the mistaken belief that its enterprise agreement governing staff at 70 of its venues was valid.

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Merivale suffers setback in $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2021-04-01 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing an underpayments class action against hospitality company Merivale has found the workplace agreement that covered the group members was not validly approved.

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Merivale slams pleadings in $129M underpayment class action
Class Actions 2020-03-12 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered the lead applicant in a $129 million underpayment class action against Merivale to fill gaps in his case, after the hospitality giant complained there was insufficient information as to how the employee’s claims related to other workers.

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Law firm slams Merivale’s ‘meaningless’ concerns about $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2020-01-07 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Canberra-based plaintiffs law firm Adero Law has hit back at claims by hospitality giant Merivale that their 3,000 employees would not benefit from a Fair Work class action seeking $129 million in allegedly unpaid wages, saying the concerns were “meaningless”.

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