Workers were allegedly shorted on overtime pay because of Alexander's policy that allegedly failed to pay those employees for compensable training time
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 18, 2016
The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Alexander's Steakhouse, Inc. ("Alexander's") for allegedly failing to lawfully compensate their employees for all their overtime worked. The Alexander's Steakhouse, Inc. lawsuit, Case No. CGC-16-550-551, is currently pending in the San Francisco County Superior Court. A copy of the complaint can be read by clicking here.
The class action complaint filed against Alexander's alleges that their non-exempt employees were denied payment for all overtime hours worked, missed meal periods, and/or when those employees worked off the clock. Additionally, the complaint alleges that Alexander's violated California Law because the wage statements allegedly failed to provide, among other things, the applicable overtime rates and correct amount of gross wages earned for particular pay periods during the applicable California Class Period.
Workers were allegedly shorted on overtime pay because of Alexander's policy that allegedly failed to pay those employees for compensable training time which was spent reviewing and memorizing Alexander's menu items and other materials related to the menu. As a result, the complaint alleges that those employees were required to conduct mandatory training while off the clock without their time being accurately recorded, and allegedly were not compensated at the applicable overtime wages for this unpaid training in violation of California law.
Additionally, the class action complaint alleges that due to those employees' rigorous work schedules, those employees were allegedly occasionally unable to take off duty meal breaks and therefore not fully relieved of duty for meal periods. California labor law requires an employer to provide their non-exempt employees with uninterrupted, off duty thirty (30) minute meal breaks prior to their fifth (5th) hour of work each day.
If you are working in California and have questions regarding your rights as an employee within the state of California, contact the overtime pay attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik today for a free legal consultation. Don't wait for your statute of limitations to run on your potential claims.
Call (800) 568-8020 or click here for more information. The Blumenthal attorneys dedicate their practice to helping people who have been wrongfully classified as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay and other claims including violation of California labor laws. The firm has state-wide offices located in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego Counties.