If the employee performs any work or is required to remain at the employer's place of business, then the employer must pay the employee a penalty equivalent to one hour of regular pay
San Diego, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
On January 28, 2014 the San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Adesa California, LLC for allegedly failing to provide their Security Guard employees with the legally required thirty-minute uniterrupted meal periods. Tobia vs. Adesa California, LLC, Case No. 37-2014-00000299-CU-OE-CTL is currently pending in the San Diego Superior Court.
According to the class action complaint, the car auction service company allegedly failed to provide all legally required thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal breaks to their Security Guards in California. Under California law, employees who are classified as non-exempt and are paid on an hourly basis are entitled to take a 30-minute, uninterrupted meal break before their fifth hour of work. Importantly, the employee must be relieved of all work duties during their meal period. If the employee performs any work or is required to remain at the employer's place of business, then the employer must pay the employee a penalty equivalent to one hour of regular pay.
The San Diego employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are currently representing security guards in numerous cases, including cases against Securitas and First Alarm Security & Patrol.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm representing employees in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The firm dedicates its practice to helping employees fight back against unfair business practices.