Non-exempt employees were also allegedly not reimbursed by the company for business related expenses that were required for the non-exempt employees to perform their job duties.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2016
On May 13, 2016, the Los Angeles labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Agent Provocateur, Inc. alleging that the company failed to properly calculate overtime compensation for their hourly employees. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Agent Provocateur, Inc. did not have in place the proper policies to provide their California employees with compliant meal and rest breaks. The Agent Provocateur, Inc. lawsuit, Case No. BC620413, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the complaint can be accessed by clicking here.
The class action complaint claims that the company paid their non-exempt employees a non-discretionary commission wage based upon their performance for the company. The complaint claims that the company allegedly failed to properly pay the correct amount of overtime compensation due to their non-exempt employees because the company allegedly failed to include the commission compensation as part of the employees' "regular rate of pay" for purposes of calculating overtime compensation. As a result, the complaint claims that non-exempt employees working in California were systematically underpaid overtime compensation.
According to the class action complaint, the company's non-exempt employees were also allegedly unable to take off duty meal breaks due to their rigorous work schedules. California labor laws require an employer to provide an employee required to perform work for more than five (5) hours during a shift with, a thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal break prior to the end of the employee's fifth (5th) hour of work. The complaint claims that the company did not provide their employees who forfeited meal breaks additional compensation.
Non-exempt employees were also allegedly not reimbursed by the company for business related expenses that were required for the non-exempt employees to perform their job duties. The class action complaint claims that these travel expenses included costs related to travel for inter-storing and delivery runs all on behalf of and for the benefit of the company.
If you think your company is violating the California Labor Code and would like to know if you qualify to make a claim, please contact an experienced California labor law attorney today by calling (800) 568-8020.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, and Chicago that dedicates its practice to helping employees, investors and consumers fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. If you need help in collecting unpaid overtime wages, unpaid commissions, being wrongfully terminated from work, and other employment law claims, contact one of their attorneys today.