A large class of current and former Pacific Gas & Electric employees and their attorneys will receive $17.25 million to settle their overtime claims against the utility. Through the settlement, PG&E will reclassify several positions from salaried exempt to hourly non-exempt. Notably, the settlement prohibits PG&E from reducing certain of the reclassified workers' base pay to offset the potential future overtime pay. As a result, those workers will be compensated at a base hourly rate commensurate with their pre-reclassification salary, in addition to overtime pay. The issue of whether a reduction in base pay in connection with such a reclassification constitutes retaliation or is otherwise unlawful is unsettled under California and federal law.