Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File A Class Action Against Elite Show Services On Behalf Of Security Guards Alleging Missed Meal Breaks and Unpaid Reporting Time Wages

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Elite Show Services, Inc. is the target of a pending class action Lawsuit filed by one of their California Security Guards who alleges various California Labor Code Violations

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The lawsuit claims that the company failed to compensate their California employees for all hours worked

On March 4, 2015 the San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik filed a pending class action Complaint against Elite Show Services, Inc. for allegedly failing to accurately pay their employees for all time worked. The lawsuit also alleges that Elite Show Services, Inc. did not have a policy or practice of providing their employees with the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal and rest breaks. The Elite Show Services, Inc. lawsuit, Case No. 37-2015-00007-CU-OE-CTL is currently pending in San Diego County Superior Court. To view a copy of the Complaint, click here.

The lawsuit filed against Elite Show Services, Inc. claims that the company failed to compensate their California employees for all hours worked. Under the California Labor Code, an employee who is classified as non-exempt and is paid on an hourly basis is entitled to reporting time pay when the employee shows up to work but is sent home before being furnished with less than half their normal shift. As a result, the Security Guards employed by Elite Show Services, Inc. claim they forfeited wages due to them for reporting to work and then being sent home without the proper compensation.

The Complaint also alleges that the employees working at Elite Show Services, Inc. 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.

The lawsuit against Elite Show Services, Inc. additionally claims that the company required their employees to purchase a headset as well as a beanie and/or cap but failed to reimburse these employees for required business expenses incurred as a result of discharging their job duties for Elite Show Services, Inc. Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employers are required to indemnify employees for all expenses incurred in the course and scope of their employment.

For more information about the class action lawsuit filed against Elite Show Services, Inc., please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to one of the attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik or click here.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an employment law firm that has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego . The firm 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.

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