Brinks Incorporated Faces A Class Action Lawsuit That Alleges The Company Failed To Provide Meal Breaks and Overtime Wages To Their Employees

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Brinks Incorporated, a provider of secure logistics and security solutions, is the target of a proposed class action Lawsuit filed by one of their California employees who alleges various California Labor Code violations.

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The Company allegedly failed to provide their employees with complete and accurate wage statements which fail to show, among other things, the correct overtime wages for all overtime worked

The proposed class action lawsuit was filed by the Los Angeles labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrhaug & Bhowmik. The Complaint, filed on November 19, 2014, alleges that Brinks Incorporated did not pay their employees the correct overtime wages for all overtime hours worked and failed to provide the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods. The lawsuit also claims that the Company allegedly failed to provide their employees with complete and accurate wage statements which fail to show, among other things, the correct overtime wages for all overtime worked.The lawsuit, Case No. BC564369 is currently pending in Los Angeles County Superior Court. To view a copy of the Complaint, click here.

The pending class action lawsuit filed against Brinks Incorporated claims that the company did not have a uniform policy and practice to pay their employees the correct overtime wages for all overtime worked in accordance with applicable law. 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 Brinks Incorporated did not provide their employees with accurate itemized wage statements in writing showing, among other things, gross wages earned and all applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding amount of time worked at each hourly rate.

In addition, the Complaint alleges that the employees working at Brinks Incorporated were not always able to take their thirty minute uninterrupted meal breaks before their fifth hour of work due to their rigorous work schedules. 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 Brinks Incorporated, please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to one of the attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik or click here for more information.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmikis a Los Angeles labor 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.

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