Information on the Restitution Payments Resulting from California’s Settlement with eBay

Monday, February 23, 2015
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO - On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a $3.75 million settlement with eBay over allegations the company violated state anticompetitive laws by making a “no-poach” agreement with Intuit between 2006 and 2009.

If you lived in California between January 1, 2005 and May 1, 2014 and were employed by eBay or Intuit during that time, you may be eligible for payment from a parens patriae settlement negotiated on your behalf by the Attorney General of California.  Eligible employees, current and former employees of eBay and Intuit, have until February 25, 2015 to submit a claim for restitution.  If you believe you are eligible but did not receive a notice, please visit the claims website for more information. Claims submitted after February 25, 2015 will not be processed, so eligible individuals should submit claims through the claims website or by mail as soon as possible.

A portion of the settlement fund is being used to pay restitution to individuals employed in California by eBay or Intuit since 2005. Restitution payments will be made to three distinct pools of current and former employees. The first pool of approximately forty individuals who were employed by Intuit and considered for but not offered a position at eBay, will receive between $5,000 and $10,000 each.

The second pool of approximately 950 individuals who were employed by Intuit and applied for but were not offered a position at eBay, will receive between $1,000 and $1,500 each. The third pool includes current and former employees who fall within the terms of the settlement but are not included in the first or second pool. While these individuals did not apply for jobs at the other company, they may have been indirectly affected by the anticompetitive conduct and will receive a maximum payment of $150.

For more information, please visit the claims website at http://www.agtechemploymentsettlement.com/ where claims can be submitted either electronically or by downloading and printing a paper form.

This release is a follow-up to the initial settlement announcement available at http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-reaches-4-million-settlement-ebay-over.

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