Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
The law firm of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. recently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Plaintiff Osabemi-Ye Adedapoidle- Tyehimba, a former Crunch gym hourly-paid employee, and other similarly situated employees against Crunch LLC, and related defendants. The complaint alleges that Crunch failed to pay its employees for all hours worked, failed to pay overtime at the proper rate, failed to reimburse for work-related expenses, failed to provide required meal and rest breaks, and other associated claims. The class action lawsuit, Tyehimba, et al. v. Crunch LLC et al. (Case No. CV 13-00225 SI), was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.
The complaint seeks to represent both a California state law class and Federal law class of employees. The California class consists of all hourly-paid employees who work or worked at any Crunch gym in California going back to January 16, 2009. The Federal class consists of all hourly-paid employees who work or worked at any Crunch gym throughout the United States, including California employees, going back to January 16, 2010. The complaint seeks recovery for current and former California employees under both California and Federal wage laws.
Under Federal law, employees must opt-in to the lawsuit, meaning that they must affirmatively sign a document called a consent to join stating that they wish to be a part of the lawsuit. The amount of time for employees to recover for unpaid wages under Federal law is 2-3 years from the date the consent to join form is filed with the Court. Employees who wait to proceed with their Federal wage claim are at risk of losing their right to reclaim a substantial portion, if not, all of their alleged earned and unpaid Federal wages.
Anyone desiring to obtain further information about this lawsuit is encouraged to contact Alison Gibbs toll free at 1 (855) 222-2988 or by email at gibbs(at)huntortmann(dot)com. Additional information about the Crunch class action can also be found at http://www.crunchfitnessclassaction.com.
About The Hunt Ortmann Law Firm:
The plaintiff is represented by Omel A. Nieves, Katherine J. Odenbreit and Alison C. Gibbs of the California based law firm of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. Hunt Ortmann's class action department specializes in wage and hour and consumer litigation. The firm's attorneys have collectively over fifty years of experience in litigation and have obtained more than a hundred million dollars in recoveries for class members throughout California and Nationwide.