If an employer requires an employee to stay on the premises, even if its just for a bag check, the employee should be getting paid for that work time
San Diego, California (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
On October 29, 2013, the San Diego employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Urban Outfitters, Inc. ("Urban Outfitters" )for allegedly shorting non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis all the overtime that was due to them. Perez, et al. vs. Urban Outfitters, Inc., Case No. 37-2013-00073549-CU-OE-CTL is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court for the State of California.
According to the class action complaint filed against Urban Outfitters, Urban Outfitters required their employees to submit to mandatory security searches before exiting the store for lunch breaks and at the end of their shifts, but while these employees had already timed out of Urban Outfitter's timekeeping system. The Complaint claims that the employees were subjected to Urban Outfitter's control during the mandatory loss prevention inspections, and as a result, should have been compensated for the time spent during the security searches.
Further, the Complaint alleges that Urban Outfitters failed to have an "immutable timekeeping system" and as a result Urban Outfitters allegedly was able to and did unilaterally alter the hours recorded in their timekeeping system in an effort to evade paying their employees the proper amount of overtime wages and meal period penalties.
The managing partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik, Norman B. Blumenthal stated “If an employer requires an employee to stay on the premises, even if its just for a bag check, the employee should be getting paid for that work time."
If you feel your rights have been violated by Urban Outfitters, or by any other company, call an experienced unpaid overtime attorney today at (866) 771-7099.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a San Diego employment law firm that dedicates its practice to helping employees, investors and consumers fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act.