Bass v. City of Dallas

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Terrance Bass, et al. v.The City of Dallas, et al.

Case No. 3:17-cv-3330-(Northern Dist. Tex - Dallas Division)

If you are or were employed as an hourly non-exempt employee by the City of Dallas in the Code Compliance Department from April 24, 2016 to the present, please read the information on this website.


  • The Court has authorized a Notice to be sent to all non-exempt hourly employees who were or are employed in the City’s Code Compliance Department from April 24, 2016 to the present of a lawsuit that has been filed against the City of Dallas pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and to advise these employees of their right to participate in that lawsuit.
  • Plaintiffs (“Plaintiffs”) claim that the City requires hourly non-exempt employees in the City’s Code Compliance Department to: (a) perform work off-the-clock at home and during meal breaks without proper compensation; and (b) take compensatory time off in lieu of overtime at a 1:1 “straight time” ratio for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per workweek. If you join this lawsuit and Plaintiffs prevail, you may be entitled to unpaid overtime wages and other damages. The City denies these allegations.
  • If you would like to participate and share in any monetary recovery that might come from a judgment or a settlement in this lawsuit, you must sign and return a Consent to Join Form by November 18, 2019 to Bass v. City of Dallas Notice Administrator, c/o JND Legal Administration, PO Box 91209, Seattle WA 98111.



ASK TO BE INCLUDED You may sign and submit the Consent to Join Form in the following ways:
  1. Electronically sign and return the “Consent to Join” form here no later than February 29, 2020, or
  2. Mail the Consent to Join form in the enclosed addressed, postage-paid envelope you received, so that it is postmarked no later than February 29, 2020, or
  3. Fax to (877) 942-3476, or email it to so that the administrator receives it no later than February 29, 2020.
DO NOTHING By doing nothing, you give up the possibility of a monetary recovery that may come from a judgment or settlement of the FLSA claims if those bringing the lawsuit are successful. If you do not join, the statute of limitations on your claim will continue to run and you may lose some or all of your rights if you do not act.  You can, however, bring your own lawsuit.

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PO Box 91209
Seattle, WA 98111