Employment Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Koulax Enterprises in PAGA-Only Action, Alleging California Labor Code Violations

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Koulax Enterprises allegedly failed to compensate their employees for missed meal and rest breaks, as well as allegedly failed to reimburse employees for business expenses.

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For more information about the lawsuit against Koulax Enterprises, call (800) 568-8020 to speak to an experienced California employment attorney today.

The Los Angeles employment law attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a lawsuit against Koulax Enterprises alleging the company violated Labor Code § 2699, et seq. seeking penalties for DEFENDANT’s alleged violation of California Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 221, 226(a), 226.7, 227.03, 246, 351, 510, 512, 558(a)(1)(2), 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 1198, and 2802. The lawsuit against Koulax Enterprises, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 21GDCV01154. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.

According to the lawsuit filed, Koulax Enterprises allegedly failed to pay employees for all the time they were under Defendant's control. This, allegedly, includes the time Plaintiff and other Aggrieved Employees had to wait in line and submit to mandatory temperature checks for Covid-19 screening. To the extent that the time worked off the clock did not qualify for overtime premium payment, Defendant failed to pay minimum wages for the time worked off-the-clock in violation of Cal. Lab. Code §§ 1194, 1197, and 1197.1

PAGA is a mechanism by which the State of California itself can enforce state labor laws through the employee suing under the PAGA who do so as the proxy or agent of the state's labor law enforcement agencies. An action to recover civil penalties under PAGA is fundamentally a law enforcement action designed to protect the public and not to benefit private parties. The purpose of PAGA is not to recover damages or restitution, but to create a means of "deputizing" citizens as private attorneys general to enforce the Labor Code.

For more information about the lawsuit against Koulax Enterprises, call (800) 568-8020 to speak to an experienced California employment attorney today.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP is a labor law firm with law offices located in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, Santa Clara County, Orange County and San Francisco County. The firm has a statewide practice of representing employees on a contingency basis for violations involving unpaid wages, overtime pay, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other types of illegal workplace conduct.

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