Lopez et al. v. Universal Protection Service, LLC

d/b/a Allied Universal Security Services

The deadline to submit a claim form expired on Friday, August 18, 2023.



United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

If you worked as an Operation Assistant, Tour Supervisor, and/or Construction Lead for Allied Universal Security Services or AlliedBarton Security Services LLC at LaGuardia Airport at any time from August 23, 2015 to December 31, 2021, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

A Federal court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

  • A settlement will provide $650,000.00 to be allocated to participating Class and Collective Members based on the number of weeks worked with Universal Protection Service, LLC d/b/a Allied Universal Security Services and/or AlliedBarton Security Services LLC (together, the “Defendants” or “Allied”) in the above positions at LaGuardia International Airport (LGA).

  • The settlement resolves a lawsuit over whether Defendants failed to pay its Operation Assistants, Tour Supervisor and Construction Lead employees working at LGA regular wages for all hours worked and overtime premiums for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a given workweek; and failed to provide accurate wage statements required by New York law.

  • The two sides disagree on whether the Class and Collective Members have a valid claim and, if so, how much money, if any, could have been won at trial.

  • Your rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained in the notice provided via mail and/or email. The notice is also available within the “Documents” section of this website. Please read it carefully.

  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
Your Legal Rights And Options in this Lawsuit

PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT
  • If you do not opt out, you will receive payment from the Settlement for the New York state law claims asserted in this case and will not be able to assert those claims against Defendants in any other case.
  • However, if you worked for Defendants in the above positions at LGA during the period from April 7, 2019 to December 31, 2021, in order to participate in the collective settlement, you must submit the Consent to Join Form (as explained more in paragraph 10 of the Notice you received via mail and/or email. The notice is also available within the “Documents” section of this website.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY OPTING OUT
  • If you wish to exclude yourself (“opt-out”) from the settlement, you must follow the directions outlined in Paragraph 11 below. If you exclude yourself, you will receive no payment and you cannot object to the settlement.
  • Your exclusion request must be postmarked no later than August 18, 2023.
OBJECT
  • If you believe that the settlement is not fair or reasonable, you can write to the Court to express your views. You must object in writing in order to appear at the Fairness Hearing to speak to the Court about the fairness of the settlement.
  • If the Court rejects your objection, you will still be bound by the terms of the settlement for claims under New York law.
  • Your objection must be postmarked no later than August 18, 2023.
DO NOTHING
  • If you do not opt out, you will receive any payment from the Settlement and will not be able to assert the New York law claims in this case against Defendants.