Ice Cube had “Barbershop 2.” Ben Stiller had “Meet the Fockers.” Now, some plaintiffs-side California employment lawyers are trying to create a few hit sequels of their own.

In state and federal suits, class action attorneys have claimed before that big-name employers broke wage-and-hour laws by denying overtime pay to certain employees. Such claims have helped plaintiffs score lucrative settlements, like a $200 million deal Farmers Insurance reached with its claims adjusters in 2004.

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