Former and current employees of eBay and Intuit have until Wednesday to submit a claim for part of a $3.75 million settlement over allegations that eBay violated California anti-competitive laws.
The settlement was announced in May 2014 by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Under terms of the settlement, persons who lived in California and were employed by eBay or Intuit between Jan. 1, 2005, and May 1, 2014, may be eligible to receive payments, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Claims submitted after Wednesday will not be processed.
The settlement stems from a 2012 lawsuit by the AG’s office, alleging that senior executives at both companies entered into a “no-poach” agreement restricting each company’s ability to recruit employees from the other company.
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A first pool of about 40 individuals who were employed by Intuit and considered for but not offered a position at eBay will receive between $5,000 and $10,000 each, according to the AG’s office. A second pool of 950 will receive between $1,000 and $1,500 each. A third pool of current and former employees who did not apply for jobs but fall under the settlement could receive a maximum payment of $150.
Those who believe they are eligible but did not receive a settlement notice can get details at: agtechemploymentsettlement.com.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.