Our attorneys have filed an employment class action complaint against ADT, the security alarm company, alleging that ADT misclassified many California service technicians as independent contractors when they should legally be employees. If properly classified, these ADT service technicians would be entitled to a guaranteed California minimum wage and California overtime rates, among other things. If ADT intentionally misclassified its service techs to avoid paying these rates, the alarm company faces up to $25,000 per technician under California independent contractor law.

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You may be entitled to collect misclassification penalties up to $25,000 per technician. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Allegations from the ADT Employment Lawsuit’s Complaint

According to the ADT technician lawsuit complaint, ADT contracts with technicians or smaller alarm service companies to provide ADT customers with installation, maintenance, and repair services.  According to the complaint, ADT classifies these individuals and smaller companies as “independent contractors,” even though they perform the same work as full-time ADT employees.

Who May Be Included in the 2018 ADT Employment Lawsuit?

If you or your company contracted with ADT to provide service technician services in California, you or your company may be included or affected by the ADT employment class action. You may want to contact one of our California employment attorneys.

ADT’s Burden Under California Employment Law

Under California labor law, there is a presumption that workers are employees, and the burden is on the hiring company, such as ADT, to prove to a court that its workers are properly classified as independent contractors.  The lawsuit we filed on behalf of ADT service technicians contends that ADT cannot meet this burden, and so all California workers who service residential alarm systems for ADT should be considered ADT employees, regardless of whether ADT currently classifies them as independent contractors.

Did ADT Require You To:

  • Be available between certain hours in the day?
  • Be “on call” without pay?
  • Work overtime or on the weekends?
  • Perform every job assigned to you?
  • Attend training sessions and work meetings?
  • Wear a uniform?

If so, you may have a California employment-law claim against ADT.

Our California Employment Lawyers

Eric Gibbs

A founding partner at the firm, Eric has negotiated groundbreaking settlements that resulted in reforms to business practices, and have favorably shaped the laws impacting plaintiffs’ legal rights.

Dylan Hughes

Dylan Hughes concentrates his practice on investigating and prosecuting fraud matters on behalf of whistleblowers, consumers and employees harmed by corporate misconduct.

Steven Tindall

Steven Tindall has specialized in employment and class action litigation for eighteen years. He has been lead or co-lead counsel on several cases that resulted in settlements worth over $1 million.

Linda Lam

Linda Lam focuses her practice on representing consumers, small businesses, and employees in complex litigation. Previously, she represented workers and retirees at a national employment law firm.

Aaron Blumenthal

Aaron Blumenthal represents consumers and whistleblowers in class action lawsuits involving allegations of corporate misconduct, false advertising, and defective products.

Amanda Karl

Amanda represents employees, consumers and investors in complex class action lawsuits throughout the country. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Paez, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and to the Honorable Claudia Wilken, Northern District of California.

Our California Employment Practice

Our California employment attorneys – with over 50 years of collective experience litigating under California employment law – know how to fight for employees’ rights and get them the money they deserve. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for California employees and represent individuals as well as class actions in virtually every area of California employment and labor laws: California overtime law, off the clock violations in CA, breach of contract disputes, California independent contractor law, sexual harassment, employee misclassification, discrimination, as well as mass layoffs in violation of the California WARN Act. Our California employment lawyers are repeatedly recognized for their expertise litigating in California. Founding partner Eric Gibbs has been selected as one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California. And seventeen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, a distinction received by less than 5% of attorneys in Northern California.

About Us

Gibbs Law Group is a California-based law firm committed to protecting the rights of clients nationwide who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, employees, and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our award-winning lawyers have achieved landmark recoveries and over a billion dollars for our clients in high-stakes class action and individual cases involving consumer protection, data breach, digital privacy, and federal and California employment lawsuits. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”

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You may be owed substantial compensation if ADT violated California employment law.

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