In addition, the Complaint also asserts a claim for alleged unpaid reporting time wages stemming from Defendant's on-call system
Sacramento, California (PRWEB) January 09, 2015
On October 21, 2014, the San Francisco employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Lincare, Inc. and Alpha Respiratory Inc. for allegedly failing to pay their California hourly employees the correct overtime wages and also allegedly failing to provide the proper meal and rest periods. The Lincare, Inc. class action, Case No. 34-2014-00170400 is currently pending in the Sacramento County Superior Court for the State of California. You can read a copy of the class action complaint here.
According to the class action lawsuit, the respiratory and chronic therapy services company allegedly failed to pay their California employees paid on an hourly basis the correct overtime wages. The California Labor Code requires employers to pay employees overtime at 1.5 times the employees' regular rate of pay when an employee works more than eight hours in a workday and/or in excess of forty hours in a workweek.
The class action lawsuit also alleges that the employees were not provided with thirty minute uninterrupted meal breaks prior to their fifth hour of work as a result of the company allegedly failing to have a proper meal break policy.
In addition, the Complaint also asserts a claim for alleged unpaid reporting time wages stemming from Defendant's on-call system. In California, if an employee is required to report to work for a second time in any one workday and is furnished less than two (2) hours of work on the second reporting, the employee must be paid for two (2) hours at the employee's regular rate of pay.
For more information about the class action lawsuit against Lincare Inc. and Alpha Respiratory Inc. call (866) 771-7099 to speak to an experienced San Francisco labor law lawyer today.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a San Francisco employment law firm that represents employees in California who have been wrongfully terminated, denied proper overtime pay, denied payment of earned commission wages, and also employees who have been improperly denied their meal and rest breaks.