Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File a Class Action Lawsuit Against Sunrun Installation Services for Allegedly Failing to Provide Meal Breaks and Overtime Wages

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The Class Action Lawsuit claims that the solar company failed to accurately record and pay their Field Service Technicians the proper amount of overtime wages and allegedly failed to provide proper meal periods under California law.

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By failing to include the bonus calculation for purposes of calculating overtime pay, the lawsuit alleges that Sunrun systematically underpaid overtime compensation to their Field Service Technicians.

On March 11, 2015 the San Diego employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a Class Action lawsuit against Sunrun Installation Services, Inc., on behalf of the company's non-exempt Field Service Technicians employed in California. The Complaint claims that the company failed to pay their Field Service Technicians the proper amount of overtime wages. The lawsuit, Case No. 37-2015-00008350-CU-OE-CTL, is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the Complaint can be read by clicking here.

According to the Complaint filed against Sunrun Installation Services, the company allegedly failed to accurately record and pay their Field Service Technicians for the actual amount of time these employees worked, including overtime worked. The Complaint claims the solar company failed to include the bonus compensation as part of the employees' regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime pay. By failing to include the bonus calculation for purposes of calculating overtime pay, the lawsuit alleges that Sunrun systematically underpaid overtime compensation to their Field Service Technicians.

Additionally, the Complaint claims that Sunrun avoided paying their employees for all their time worked by directing its employees to alter their time records in order to record fictitious meal periods. 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.

Furthermore, the Complaint claims that when Sunrun's employees worked overtime in the same pay period they earned bonus wages and/or missed meal breaks, allegedly the company failed to give these employees complete and accurate wage statements reflecting the correct overtime rate for overtime worked, including, work performed in excess of eight (8) hours in a workday and/or forty (40) hours in any workweek. Cal. Lab. Code § 226 provides that every employer shall furnish each of his or her employees with an accurate itemized wage statement 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.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik is a labor law firm that has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Sacramento and San Francisco. The firm dedicates its practice to helping employees fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. Don’t wait for your statute of limitations to run on your potential claims. If you are experiencing work related issues, get free advice from one of our experienced labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. Call (866) 771-7099 today or click here to receive your free initial consultation.

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