Builders settle lawsuit for $8.5 million

Immigrants allegedly forced to work 'off the clock'

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Nearly 3,100 construction workers in California are eligible to claim a share of an $8.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging they were forced to work "off the clock," and weren’t paid for travel time, overtime, and breaks.

Most of the workers were Latino, according to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which represented the workers along with the law firms Sullivan Taketa LLP and Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.