Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP Sue Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc., in PAGA Action, Alleging the Company Violated the California Labor Code

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The lawsuit alleges Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. violated the California Labor Code by failing to compensate their employee's for missed meal and rest breaks, as well as not providing suitable seating.

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For more information about the lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak to attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw today.

The Santa Clara employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nodrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP filed a lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc., 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, 226(a), 226.7, 510, 512, 558(a)(1), 558(a)(2), 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 1198, 2802, and the applicable Wage Order No. 4-2001 Section 14. The lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. is currently pending in the Santa Clara Superior Court, Case No. 20CV365150. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.

The lawsuit filed against Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. alleges PLAINTIFF and other AGGRIEVED EMPLOYEES were from time to time unable to take thirty (30) minute off-duty meal breaks and were not fully relieved of duty for their meal periods. California labor laws require an employer to provide an employee, who is 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 of the employee's fifth (5th) hour of work.

According to the Complaint, 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. The Complaint alleges, 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. Further the Complaint states, 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 Vitamin Shoppe Inc., 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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