AT&T and Yellowpages.com for Wage and Hour Violations Sued by Computer Support Employees in Class Action Lawsuit

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Today, Chris Shoff and Richard Traister, computer support and repair technicians employed by AT&T and Yellowpages.com, filed a California Class Action Lawsuit against these companies, in which they allege multiple violations of the California Labor Code arising out of the Defendants requirement that employees work substantial hours of overtime without getting paid additional wages. Case is filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District, Case No. BC 367 856.

Employers such as Yellowpages.com are not above the law. They must pay their computer support and repair technicians overtime wages which are required by the California Labor Code.

Today, Chris Shoff and Richard Traister, computer support and repair technicians employed by AT&T and Yellowpages.com, filed a California Class Action Lawsuit against these companies, in which they allege multiple violations of the California Labor Code arising out of the Defendants' requirement that employees work substantial hours of overtime without getting paid additional wages.

The lawsuit, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court (Central District, Case No. BC 367 856), alleges that AT&T and Yellowpages.com failed to pay overtime wages, failed to pay for meal and rest breaks, and maintained unfair business practices in violation of California's Business & Professions Code.

The lawsuit states, "While DEFENDANTS assert that computer support and repair technicians are exempt from the California's mandatory wage and hour laws by calling them 'managers' or 'engineers,' the job duties which they perform demonstrate clearly that they are misclassified by DEFENDANT companies."

V. James De Simone of Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, one of the attorneys for Mr. Shoff and Mr. Traister said: "These computer support technicians comprise the engine which makes these technology companies run. As such, they work long hours but with no additional pay. We believe this is contrary to the law."

Thomas Falvey, of the Law Offices of Thomas Falvey, co-counsel for the Plaintiffs added, "Employers such as Yellowpages.com are not above the law. They must pay their computer support and repair technicians overtime wages which are required by the California Labor Code."    

For additional information contact:

V. James DeSimone
Schonbru DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
(310) 396-0731
http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyer.com

Thomas Falvey
Law Offices of Thomas Falvey
Telephone: (626) 795-0205

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