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Creative Ceilings will pay $275,000 to end claims it did not provide its employees with wage statements containing all the necessary information.

Current and former Creative Ceilings Inc. employees in California who worked one or more pay periods between Dec. 20, 2018, and Jan. 17, 2020, could be eligible to benefit from this settlement. 

Qualifying Class Members will receive an amount based on the number of paychecks for each Class Member, up to 41, according to the judge’s order of preliminary approval.

Class counsel fees and costs, administrator costs, and a Class representative payment will be paid from the settlement fund, leaving just over $161,000 to be distributed to Class Members. 


Based on an estimated Class size of 412, the average net settlement share is expected to be about $391.

Creative Ceilings, established in 1996, is a commercial interior and exterior acoustical and drywall service company, according to its Facebook page.

The class action lawsuit, initially filed in December 2019, had argued Creative Ceilings’ wage statements did not identify “the inclusive dates of the period for which” its employees were paid.

Under California law, wage statements must include specific information, including the paycheck’s inclusive dates, or the start and end dates of the pay period, according to the California Department of Industrial Relations.

Creative Ceilings is not accused of failing to pay any wages due.


The company denies it is responsible for the plaintiff’s claims but has agreed to the settlement in order to avoid continued litigation.

“Given the relatively narrow nature of the alleged violation, and the absence of any claim of actual failure to provide wages, the overall settlement appears to be fair, reasonable, and adequate,” the judge wrote in granting preliminary approval.

The deadline to opt out of the settlement is Feb. 27, 2021.

A final approval hearing is scheduled for April 22, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Current and former Creative Ceilings Inc. employees in California who worked one or more pay periods between Dec. 20, 2018, and Jan. 17, 2020.


Potential Award

About $391.

  • Qualifying Class Members will receive an amount based on the number of paychecks for each Class Member, up to 41.
  • Based on an estimated Class size of 412, the average net settlement share is expected to be about $391.
Proof of Purchase

N/A

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

N/A

Case Name

Hector S., et al. v. Creative Ceilings Inc., et al., Case No. MSC19-02678 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Contra Costa

Final Hearing

04/22/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

ILYM Group Inc.
P.O. Box 2031
Tustin, CA 92781
(888) 250-6810

Class Counsel

Eric B. Kingsley
Kelsey M. Szamet
KINGSLEY & KINGSLEY APC

Defense Counsel

Joseph R. Lordan
Allison L. Shrallow
LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP

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