CHAPTER 100

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 255

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO SATISFY A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CLAIMS OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FOR UNPAID OVERTIME AND MINIMUM WAGE COMPENSATION UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

WHEREAS, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County by certain individuals who were employed as house parents and child counselors at the Governor Bacon Health Center alleging certain violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; and

WHEREAS, the claimants alleged that the sum of approximately $210,000.00 was due and owing from the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services, for unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation; and

WHEREAS, a Settlement Agreement was reached between the claimants through their attorney, Melvyn I. Monzack, Esquire, and the State of Delaware whereby the defendants agreed, for settlement purposes, to pay to plaintiffs the sum of $50,000.00.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $50,000.00 to satisfy the Settlement Agreement entered into by means of a Stipulation between the State of Delaware and Melvyn I. Monzack, attorney for the claimants in connection with Civil Action No. 920, 1973, in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County. Said funds shall be appropriated to Melvyn I. Monzack to be disbursed in accordance with the Settlement Agreement as the interests of the various litigants appear.

Section 2. No funds shall be disbursed to any individual until a signed release is obtained from said.individual discharging the State of Delaware and the Department of Health and Social Services from any and all liability in connection with the subject matter of the litigation in Civil•Action 920, 1973, in the Superior Court in and for New Castle County. The sum appropriated hereunder shall be in full and complete payment of any claim which any of the litigants may have had against the State of Delaware or the Department of Health and Social Services.

Approved June 29, 1977