Blumenthal Nordrehaug and Bhowmik File A Class Action Lawsuit Against Life Care Centers of America and El Toro Medical Investors For Alleged Violations of the FCRA

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The class action was brought by Blumenthal Nordrehaug and Bhowmik against the skilled nursing companies on behalf of a California employee who alleges various California Labor Code and Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations

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For more information about the class action lawsuit filed against Life Care Centers of America, please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to one of the attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik.

On January 15, 2015 the Riverside employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik filed a proposed class action Complaint against El Toro Medical Investors and Life Care Centers of America for allegedly failing to provide their California employees with the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods and allegedly failing to pay all overtime due to their California employees. Additionally, the Complaint asserts claims on behalf of a nationwide class alleging Defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in conducting of background checks on their employees.

The Life Care Centers of America lawsuit, Case No. 16-cv-00059 is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. A copy of the Complaint can be read by clicking here.

The lawsuit filed against El Toro Medical Investors and Life Care Centers of America claims that the companies failed to accurately "record and pay Plaintiff and other California Class Members for the actual amount of time these employees worked, including overtime worked." 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 the employees working in California for Defendant 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.

Additionally, the class action lawsuit also alleges claims on behalf of a nationwide class under the Fair Credit Reporting Act stating that the companies failed to adequately disclose and obtain authorization to conduct background checks on their employees.

For more information about the class action lawsuit filed against Life Care Centers of America, please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to one of the attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik is a California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties 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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