The Walking Company allegedly also failed to provide all legally required thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal breaks to their non-exempt employees
(PRWEB) December 18, 2014
On November 3, 2014, the Southern California Employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against The Walking Company claiming that the footwear and accessories retailer regularly required its employees to undergo off-the-clock bag checks and also allegedly failed to provide their California employees with full thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods. The Walking Company lawsuit, Case No. BC562520, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California. A current version of the Complaint can be read by clicking here.
The proposed class action lawsuit alleges that The Walking Company required their California employees to clock out of the company's time keeping system and then submit to a loss prevention inspection or ‘bag check’ before they left the store for the day. The Complaint alleges that the employees were never compensated for their time they spent working off the clock during these bag checks.
According to the class action complaint, The Walking Company allegedly also failed to provide all legally required thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal breaks to their non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis in California.
Under California law, non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis are entitled to take a thirty minute uninterrupted off-duty meal period prior to the start of their fifth hour of work for the day. If an employee is not able to take a full thirty minute meal period, the employer is liable for a penalty of one hour of that employee's pay.
The Los Angeles labor lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug and Bhowmik are now ready to represent other Walking Company employees. If you are a current or former employee of The Walking Company in California and would like to know more about the Walking Company Lawsuit lawsuit, call (866) 771-7099 to find out if you are eligible to join the class action lawsuit and make a claim for unpaid wages.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik is a Southern California employment law firm that dedicates its practice to helping employees fight back against unfair business practices.