the lumber company allegedly failed to pay their employees overtime wages when these employees worked more than eight (8) hours in a workday
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
On May 27, 2014 the Los Angeles employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Anawalt Lumber Co., Inc., for alleged overtime pay violations. Ledbetter, et al. vs. Anawalt Lumber Co., Inc., Case No. BC546906 is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
According to the class action complaint filed against Anawalt, the lumber company allegedly failed to pay their employees overtime wages when these employees worked more than eight (8) hours in a workday. California has a daily overtime law that requires payment of overtime wages if an employee works more than eight (8) hours in a workday, unlike federal law which only has a weekly overtime provision.
The complaint also alleges that Anawalt Lumber failed to provide full, thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal breaks prior to their employees' fifth hour of work. Under California Labor Code Sections 226.7 and 512, an employer is liable to pay an employee one hour of pay as a penalty each day the employee is not afforded with a full thirty minute meal period prior to their fifth hour of work.
For more information about the class action lawsuit against Anawalt Lumber Co. call (800) 568-8020.
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