Sacramento, California (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
The California overtime lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action Complaint against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc. ("Kaiser"), on June 06, 2012, alleging that the company violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay their non-exempt employees for all hours worked, including on-call hours. Lemmons, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc., Case No. 34-2012-00125488 is currently pending in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
The Kaiser employees working as "Site Support Specialists" allege in the wage and hour class action Complaint that Kaiser required them to remain on-call pursuant to Kaiser's on-call "rotations." According to the Complaint, "the performance of each [on-call] rotation lasts for an entire seven (7) day workweek." As a result, many employees work more than eight hours in a workday and in excess of forty hours in a workweek, but Kaiser allegedly fails to pay these employees overtime in violation of the California overtime laws.
Founding partner Norman B. Blumenthal says, “When employees are forced to remain on-call and are effectively precluded in engaging in any activity outside of work, they are still under their employer’s control, and should be compensated for that work time.”
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are California labor law overtime attorneys who manage various types of wage and hour claims on behalf of California employees. Contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik by calling (866) 771-7099 or clicking here if you think your employer has violated your rights and you would like a free consultation.