Starbucks Hit with Large Wage & Hour Class Action Lawsuit by the San Jose Employment Attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

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Starbucks Baristas filed a class action suit on May 24, 2011. The San Jose Employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are representing the employees in the lawsuit against the Coffee Giant for allegedly violating wage & hour laws, including unpaid training time.

Starbucks systematically failed to record and pay Barista's for time spent reviewing, memorizing and completing Starbucks' training materials.

On May 24, 2011, the San Jose employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks in Santa Clara Superior Court, entitled Cooper v. Starbucks Corporation, Case No. 111-CV-201544.

The class action complaint filed against Starbucks alleges that Starbucks, "systematically failed to record and pay [Barista's] for minimum wages, wages for all hours worked and overtime wages," in violation of California overtime laws. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Starbucks intentionally and unlawfully failed to pay the Barista's for compensable training time which was spent reviewing, memorizing and completing Starbucks' training materials.

Under California overtime laws, employers are required to pay employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of eight hours in a single workday or forty hours in a workweek. The law requires California companies to pay hourly employees for all mandatory training time. When employees are required to take quizzes off the clock by an employer, under the state wage and hour laws, they are still entitled to receive compensation for the full amount of time it takes to complete the quiz or other training activity.

For more information about the Starbucks class action lawsuit call (877) 852-3912 or visit the Starbucks Class Action Website.

The no win no fee San Jose employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik represent employees throughout the state of California in actions involving overtime violations, employment discrimination, wrongful termination or other illegal workplace conduct.

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