Amazon Workers Getting $565 Pay Out in Settlement: Are You Eligible?

Amazon workers missed out on overtime pay between 2017 and 2023, plaintiffs argue, and now Amazon is paying up.

Anyone who has worked at Amazon in the past six years could be in line to claim over $500, thanks to a class action settlement that was taken against the company.

The lawsuit relates to workers who received a signing on bonus in the same week that they worked overtime.

Read on to find out if you’re eligible, and how the claims process works.

Amazon Worker Settlement

The Amazon settlement relates to workers who received a signing bonus and worked overtime in the same week, in the state of California.

According to the plaintiffs, Amazon violated California laws through underpaying overtime wages during the week of the signing on bonus, and that this overtime pay was calculated at the regular rate of pay, rather than taking into account the bonus payment.

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Amazon denies that it has done anything wrong in the case, but has committed to a $3 million dollar pay out for staff who have been affected.

Who is Eligible for Amazon Workers Settlement?

If you would like to be included in the settlement, you need to ensure that you are eligible. The criteria is as follows:

  • You are, or have been, an Amazon employee.
  • Based in California.
  • Between July 22 2017 and November 7 2023.
  • Received a signing bonus/sign-on bonus in the same week you worked overtime.

If you want to take a look at the documents concerning the case yourself, you can find them on the official settlement website.

How To Claim in Amazon Workers Settlement

The best thing about this settlement is that if you’re eligble, then you’re already included in the settlement, and you don’t need to take any action. You should receive your payment automatically, assuming there are no last minute complaints or complications.

If you are included in the settlement, and want to object or opt-out for any reason, you don’t have long, as the deadline for this is June 17.

Assuming you are happy to be included, the final approval hearing is currently set for September 10, and payments will follow after this.

The expected pay out, per person, from the $3 million dollar sum, is $565.43. However, it’s worth noting that this is an estimate, based on how many Amazon workers are included in the settlement.

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Jack is the Deputy Editor for He has over 15 years experience in publishing, having covered both consumer and business technology extensively, including both in print and online. Jack has also led on investigations on topical tech issues, from privacy to price gouging. He has a strong background in research-based content, working with organisations globally, and has also been a member of government advisory committees on tech matters.
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