UPDATE: The Court has approved the parties’ settlement in this class action. Please see the links on the right side of this page for details.
The settlement agreement says that payment to class members will be made within 90 days of “final approval”. Final approval is defined as “approval by the Court of the Settlement Agreement, including the expiration of any appeal rights and/or the dismissal of any appeals in relation to such approval”.
This means that, in the absence of any appeal, payments should start to be made to class members in early August and be completed within 90 days.
To All Class Members: If you are entitled to receive a settlement cheque, the only action you need to take at this time is to ensure that your address is up to date with GoodLife. If you have moved, or believe that GoodLife no longer has your current address, please contact Alison Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October 2016, a proposed class action for unpaid wages (including overtime) was filed against Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. (“Goodlife”) on behalf of all current and former non-managerial employees of Goodlife who worked for Goodlife in its Ontario clubs since October 2014. In January 2017, the proposed class action was expanded to include Goodlife clubs across Canada.
The class action does not include personal trainers working for Goodlife in its clubs in the City of Toronto, Ontario at any time after July 7, 2016, or in the City of Ajax, Ontario at any time after October 31, 2016, at which time these personal trainers became represented by the Workers United Canada Council.
The Statement of Claim filed by the proposed representative Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that Goodlife violated employment standards legislation and its contracts of employment with Class Members by requiring, permitting and/or suffering Class Members to work hours above those scheduled, including hours both above and below the overtime threshold, but failing to appropriately compensate Class Members as required for all hours worked.
Goldblatt Partners LLP represents the Plaintiff in this action. Click here to read the Amended Statement of Claim.
If you are a Class Member and wish to receive information from time to time about the status of this action, click here to register for further information.