Jerome's "systematically, unlawfully, and unilaterally altered the hours recorded in timekeeping system by the PLAINTIFF and the members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS in order to avoid paying these employees
(PRWEB) March 30, 2012
On March 21, 2012 the employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Jerome's Furniture for alleged wage and hour violations. Wheat vs. Jerome's Furniture, Case No. 37-2012-00094419 is currently pending in San Diego Superior Court.
According to the class action complaint filed against Jerome's Furniture, the furniture store "did not have in place an immutable timekeeping system to accurately record and pay PLAINTIFF and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members for the actual number of hours these employees worked each day, including overtime hours." The complaint also alleges that Jerome's "systematically, unlawfully, and unilaterally altered the hours recorded in timekeeping system by the PLAINTIFF and the members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS in order to avoid paying these employees" the amount of overtime pay due under the California Labor Code.. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that even though the employees "clocked out for a thirty (30) minute meal break... the employees were not at all times provided an off-duty meal break."
Moreover, the class action complaint filed against Jerome's Furniture alleges that the employees receive non-discretionary bonuses which Jerome's failed to include in the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime pay. The failure to include the bonus in the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes, according to the complaint, "has resulted in a systematic underpayment of overtime compensation" to the employees.
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