This website provides important information about a settlement in a class action lawsuit against CareerBuilder, LLC (“CareerBuilder”) and Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo”) (collectively, the “Defendants”). The lawsuit involves claims that the Defendants unlawfully changed their compensation plans in 2019 to reduce or eliminate commissions they owed to their sales representatives for sales made prior to the compensation change. Although the Court presiding over the case has not decided who is right or wrong, the Parties have reached a compromise to end the lawsuit and provide compensation to those who may have been affected.
The court presiding over the case has preliminarily approved the settlement and authorized this website to provide important information about the settlement.
Who’s in the Settlement?
The Settlement Class: All individuals who: (1) were employed as an Account Executive, Senior Account Executive, Major Account Executive, National Account Executive, or Key Account Executive; (2) were compensated at least in part under either of CareerBuilder’s “Revenue Rep” plans dated January 1, 2018 and/or August 1, 2018; and (3) closed a sale of a contract, product, or service before March 1, 2019 that generated revenue on or after March 1, 2019.
What are my options?
If you are a member of the Settlement Class, then you have the following options under the settlement:
1) Submit a Claim to Receive Compensation: The proposed Settlement provides for a fund totaling $3,787,500.00, and Class Members are eligible to submit a Claim for a cash payment from the Settlement Fund. The amount each Class Member receives will vary based on the amount of their individual commissions, revenue bonuses, and claimed losses. Further, the final payment amount could also change depending on how many Approved Claims are submitted. To receive a payment, you must submit a claim by October 5, 2022. You can submit your claim online at the Settlement Website or mail it to the Settlement Administrator. Please see below for further instructions.
2) Exclude Yourself: You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you choose this option, you will not receive a payment from the Settlement, but you will keep your right to hire your own lawyers and bring a separate lawsuit against the Defendants at your own expense if you want to do so. Your request to exclude yourself must be submitted by mail no later than October 5, 2022. You must follow the process described in section 8 below. If the Settlement is approved and you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the Settlement and will release certain claims as described below.
3) Object: You may object to the Settlement. The deadline for objecting to the Settlement is October 5, 2022. All objections must be mailed to the Parties’ lawyers and the Settlement Administrator. See Part 7 below for details.
4) Do Nothing: If you do nothing, you will remain a member of the Settlement Class but you will not receive any payment and will still be bound by the release of claims against the Defendants.
NOTE: This is just a summary. The Settlement Class Members’ rights and options under the Settlement—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Settlement Agreement and the notice available on this website.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE THE COURT, THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE, THE DEFENDANTS, OR THE DEFENDANTS’ ATTORNEYS. THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU. If you have questions, or if you’d like more information, please visit www.careerbuildersettlement.com or call the lawyers representing the Class at (312) 893-7002.