San Diego, California (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
On April 14, 2014 the San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a lawsuit against Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley, LLC for allegedly failing to pay their hourly employees employed at the Paradise Valley hospital the proper overtime pay and allegedly failing to allow these employees to take adequate meal and rest breaks. Ortega, et al. vs. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley, LLC Case No. 37-2014-00011240 is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court. To view a copy of the Complaint, click here.
The lawsuit claims that the hourly employees receive shift differential wages for working weekend and night shifts that Prime Healthcare allegedly fails to include in the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime pay. The failure to include the shift differential wage in the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes, according to the complaint, "has resulted in a systematic underpayment of overtime compensation" to the employees. Further, the lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to properly pay daily overtime to their Paradise Valley employees over the last four years. Under California law, if an employee works more than eight hours in a workday, then the employer is required to pay that employee overtime wages for any hours worked in excess of eight.
The proposed class action lawsuit also seeks penalties as a result of Prime Healthcare's alleged failure to provide the hospital workers full uninterrupted meal and rest breaks as required by the California Labor Code Section 226.7 and 512.
For more information about the class action lawsuit against Prime Healthcare call (866) 771-7099.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a San Diego employment law firm that represents employees in California regarding unpaid overtime wages, wrongful termination, unpaid commission wages, and failure to provide adequate meal and rest breaks among other things. If you feel you have been wrongfully treated by your employer, contact one of their experienced California labor law attorneys for free legal advice today by clicking here.