Information about participating in the FLSA lawsuit against Holsum Bakery and Flowers Foods in Arizona

To Participate in the Fair Labor Standards Act portion of this lawsuit, you must sign and return the Consent to Join Lawsuit form by November 28, 2016.

  • A current distributor who signed a Distributor Agreement with Holsum Bakery, Inc. (“Holsum”) sued the company alleging that Holsum and Flowers Foods, Inc. (“Flowers”) treat him as an employee rather than an independent contractor and, because of that treatment, claims that Holsum and Flowers should have paid all distributors overtime premium wages for hours worked over 40 each week. Defendants deny these allegations.
  • The Court has certified an opt-in collective action that you may choose to join. To participate in this class, you must mail the enclosed CONSENT TO JOIN FLSA CLASS form so it is postmarked by November 28, 2016.
  • The Court has not decided whether Holsum or Flowers did anything wrong. There is no money available now, and no guarantee there will be. However, your legal rights are affected and you have choices to make now that are explained in this Notice.
  • Only current and former distributors who worked for Holsum and Flowers in Arizona may participate.
 
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FLSA PORTION OF THE LAWSUIT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED CONSENT FORM BY NOVEMBER 28, 2016.