Only the employees who have been named in the Complaint will be able to proceed with their claims and seek a recovery
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
The Los Angeles employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action Complaint against Ross Dress For Less, Inc. 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. Veloz, et al. v. Ross Dress For Loss, Inc., Case No. BC485949 is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The Ross Dress For Less employees allege in the wage and hour class action Complaint that they were forced to first clock out of Ross' timekeeping system and then report to the front of the store in order to subject themselves to security searches for stolen goods. According to the Complaint, "Ross failed to pay for this work time which added 10 minutes or more of unpaid work in a day per employee."
On August 13th, 2012, Ross moved for arbitration alleging that the Plaintiffs named in the lawsuit each signed an arbitration agreement and the arbitration agreement seeks to deny class and representative claims. If the Court accepts this argument, only the employees who have been named in the Complaint will be able to proceed with their claims and seek a recovery. As a result, Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is now prepared to represent other Ross employees who are or were employed by Ross Dress For Less in arbitration to the extent that these employees have been subjected to the unpaid security checks or "Code 50s."
If you would like Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik to represent you on an individual basis and attempt to obtain a recovery for you, you will need to sign and return a retainer agreement. You can contact Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik by calling (866) 771-7099 or by clicking here.