In this case Dr. Steward provided an analysis of economic damages associated with the allegations of meal period and rest break violations for class members, who were power plant operators. Dr. Steward used time sheet data to determine the different shifts worked by each plaintiff. For each shift identified as a shift worked in the operations department, the number of meal period and a rest period denied was projected. To calculate the damages associated with missed meal periods and missed rest break for each employee , the employees hourly rate during each pay period is multiplied by the number of shifts that the employee work in operations during the pay period.