The penalty for failing to provide adequate meal breaks is one hour of pay under the California Labor Code
Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
On November 18, 2014 the San Francisco employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik filed a proposed class action Complaint against Stanford University Medical Center ("SUMC") for allegedly failing to provide their hospital employees with the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods. The lawsuit also claims that SUMC manipulated time records to avoid paying all overtime worked by their California employees. The SUMC lawsuit, Case No. 114CV873362 is currently pending in Santa Clara County Superior Court. To view a copy of the Complaint, click here.
The lawsuit filed against Stanford University Medical Center claims that SUMC failed to accurately "record and pay Plaintiff and other California Class Members for the actual amount of time these employees worked, including overtime worked." Under the California Labor Code, an employee who is classified as non-exempt and is paid on an hourly basis must be paid overtime wages for time worked in excess of eight hours in a workday and time worked over forty hours in a workweek.
The Complaint also alleges that the employees working at Stanford University Medical Center were not always able to take their thirty minute uninterrupted meal breaks before their fifth hour of work. California law requires employers to provide their non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis with thirty minute meal periods before the employee works five hours. The penalty for failing to provide adequate meal breaks is one hour of pay under the California Labor Code.
For more information about the class action lawsuit filed against Stanford University Medical Center, please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to one of the attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik is a San Francisco employment law firm that dedicates its practice to helping employees, fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act.