Implicitly requiring employees to work off-the-clock is an easy way to enhance corporate profits.
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
On November 21, 2012, a wage and hour class action lawsuit was filed by Los Angeles employment attorneys against El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco”) alleging the fast food company committed multiple California Labor Code violations including allegedly systematically neglecting to pay their employees for all hours worked.
The El Pollo Loco employees alleged in the class action Complaint they were required to clock out of El Pollo Loco’s timekeeping system and continue working off the clock in order to complete their assigned job responsibilities. Additionally, the Complaint alleges that El Pollo Loco failed to allocate enough labor hours to each of their restaurants which put the squeeze on a smaller number of employees to complete the work. As a result, the Complaint claims that these employees were systematically denied compensation for the actual number of hours worked.
The attorney representing the El Pollo Loco employees, Norman B. Blumenthal, stated “implicitly requiring employees to work off-the-clock is an easy way to enhance corporate profits. This is done at the expense of the employee and it is illegal.” Magana, et al. vs. El Pollo Loco, Inc., Case No. 30-2012-00613901-CU-OE-CXC is currently pending in the Orange County Superior Court for the State of California.
If you feel your employer owes you unpaid overtime wages, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehuag & Bhowmik today at (866) 771-7099 for a free legal consultation.