San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
The employment lawyers at the California law firm of Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik Announce an Opportunity for former employees of Smith & Nephew to Join a Class Action Lawsuit against the company for allegedly implementing an unlawful Use it or Lose it Employee Vacation Pay Policy. Lardner v. Smith & Nephew was originally filed on October 12, 2011 and is currently pending in Alameda Superior Court as Case No. RG11599266.
According to the complaint, the class action lawsuit filed against Smith & Nephew consists of "all those persons employed by Smith & Nephew, Inc., in California, who earned vested vacation pay and whose employment terminated" within the past 4 years. The complaint specifically alleges that even though employees earned and accrued vacation time during their employment at the company, Smith & Nephew utilized an illegal scheme to avoid paying out the vacation time earned at the time of employment termination. Under the California Labor Code, all earned and accrued vacation time must be paid out at the time that the employment terminates.
If you were formerly employed by Smith & Nephew in California and were not paid all of the vacation pay you earned and accrued during your employment, call (866) 771-7099 to find out if you are eligible to join the class action lawsuit and make a claim for unpaid vacation time.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm that dedicates its practice to helping employees fight back against unfair business practices.