[Circle K] failed to properly pay all required compensation . . . and violated the California Labor Code
San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
On July 20, 2012 the San Diego labor attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Circle K Stores for alleged California Labor Code violations. The case is entitled Figueroa vs. Circle K Stores, Inc., Case No. 37-2012-00101193 and is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court for the State of California.
According to the class action complaint, Circle K allegedly failed to pay their employees who worked split shifts a premium of one hour's pay at the minimum wage. The Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders define a "split-shift" as a "work schedule, which is interrupted by non-paid, non-working, periods established by the employer, other than bona fide rest or meal periods." Under the California Labor Code, employees who work split shifts are entitled to receive their regular wages for the hours they work plus a premium of one hour’s pay at the minimum wage. Specifically, the class action lawsuit alleges that Circle K required their employees to work split-shifts that included reporting to work twice in one workday to attend mandatory safety meetings, but Circle K allegedly failed to pay these employees the wages owed to them for working the split-shifts.
If you need information on how to collect unpaid wages in San Diego or want to join the Circle K class action lawsuit, please call one of our experienced San Diego employment attorneys today at (866) 771-7099.
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