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Redfin settles class action case over wages 

More than 2,700 Redfin agents are eligible for compensation from the $3 million settlement payout.

December 1, 2023
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Redfin has agreed to pay $3 million along with payroll taxes to settle a case involving allegations of improper agent compensation.

The settlement, which received final approval on Nov. 28 and took place in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California, will include 2,754 class members. The class representatives were Jason Bell and Devin Cook.

The background: Bell worked for Redfin in 2019 both as an employee agent and an associate agent, which involved two different pay structures. Cook worked for Redfin as an associate agent from 2016-2019.

Both Bell and Cook accused Redfin of a number of labor violations, including failure to pay overtime, failure to provide rest periods and failure to reimburse business expenses.

In March, plaintiffs filed a consolidated class action complaint. The members of the class action suit include associate agents who worked at Redfin from April 30, 2017, through the end of 2022 as well as employee agents who worked at the company between Nov. 20, 2016, and the end of 2022. Through mediation, the parties agreed on a settlement. 

What agents could get: According to court documents, participating class members will receive an average gross payment of $658.13, with an estimated highest gross payment of $5,035.25. Bell and Cook will also receive $10,000 each as class representatives.

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