November 17, 2023

Chevron California 2023: Is it a Scam? Read Through to Find Out

Did you receive an email about a Class action settlement between Chevron contractors and its hourly workers? Are you wondering if this email is a scam or a legit one? Do you want to know more about this class action settlement? Read to the end.

What is Chevron California refinery Class Action Settlement?

This is an unsolicited email from [email protected] about a class action settlement between Clayborne v Chevron USA Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The email directs its recipients to visit the website to file a claim for Chevron Carlifornia Refinery Litigation, Case No. 4:19-ev-07674-ISW-JCS.

What is this Lawsuit all about?

Chevron California Refinery litigation, Case No. 4:19-ev-07674-ISW-JCS. According to plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit, Chevron and three of its contractors – Newtron LLC, Perormance Mechanical inc. and specialty Welding and Turnaround Services LLC – failed to pay workers for pre-shift work including transportation to work sites and time spent putting on protective equipment. The complaint says these policies resulted in unpaid wages in violation of California labour laws and the state’s Private Attorneys General Act(PAGA).

Who’s Eligible?

If you among the hourly workers provided by the contractors at Chevron’s California refineries between Sept.20, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2023(Class) or between July 17, 2018and Feb. 22, 2023(PAGA Class).

How to Partake in This Settlement

To receive a payment from this settlement, you will have to provide a proof of class membership (name, mailing address, birth date, Social Security number, and written proof of employment) and optional documentation (employee ID, employer name, dates of work and other supporting documentation).
No claim form is required for class members already on the list. However, individuals who were omitted from this list but believe they are members of the class can submit a claim form with the above listed documentations by May 22, 2023.
The deadline for exclusion and objection is May 22, 2023.

What is the Pay for This Settlement?

Chevron and Newtron haven’t admitted any wrongdoing but agreed to pay a $1.925million settlement to resolve claims the failed to pay California refinery workers for pre-shift work.
The settlement benefit hourly workers provided by contractors at Chevron California refineries between Sept. 20, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2023.
The settlement also benefits a PAGA Class of the same workers provided by contractors at Chevron’s California refineries between July 17, 2018, and Feb. 22, 2023.


Under the terms of the Chevron settlement, class members can receive a cash payment based on the number of weeks they worked during the class period. Omitted individuals have until May 22, 2023 which is the exclusion deadline to submit a claim form to the settlement website

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