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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:55 PM
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Microsoft Permatemp Suit: Money Gained, Labor Lost?
After thirteen years, the checks are finally in the mail. In 1992 a group of contract workers at Microsoft filed suit, claiming they were unfairly excluded from employee benefit and stock programs. This week compensation checks go out to over 8,000 plaintiffs who were excluded from Microsofts employee stock purchase program, marking the close to a landmark case that pitted permatemps against an industry giant.

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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:00 PM
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1. I was one of those "plaintiffs"
Apparently, my contract with Microsoft was timed just right. A few years ago, I got notice that I would automatically be included in the class-action unless I opted out (I didn't.)

It will be interesting to see how much my check is for a six month contract, after legal fees. I just might be able to afford dinner out at Red Robin. With a friend, maybe, provided we don't order booze. :eyes:
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:09 PM
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2. I'm in too....
I understand that the "formula" is complex, however the local news in Seattle reported the "average check" at $8,000, much less than I was hoping after many years of contract work from 1986-1993....

Good luck, let's keep our fingers crossed.
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oregonindy Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:10 PM
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3. the lawyers got 20 million of it.....
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