Employment Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. for Allegedly Failing to Pay Overtime Wages

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Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to properly record employees time, which allegedly resulted in inaccurate wages.

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For more information about the class action lawsuit against Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., 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 class action lawsuit against Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., alleging the company violated the California Labor Code. The lawsuit against Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 21STCV37148. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.

According to the lawsuit filed, Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. allegedly (a) failed to pay minimum wages, (b) failed to pay overtime wages, (c) failed to provide legally required meal and rest periods, (d) failed to provide accurate itemized wage statements, and (e) failed to reimburse employees for required expenses all in violation of the applicable Labor Code sections listed in California Labor Code Sections §§ 226, 226.7, 510, 512, 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 2802, and the applicable Wage Order(s), and thereby gives rise to civil penalties as a result of such alleged conduct.

The complaint alleges Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. failed to pay employees for all the time they were under Defendant's control. This, allegedly, includes the time Plaintiff and other California Class Members had to submit to mandatory temperature checks and symptom questionnaires for COVID-19 screening prior to clocking in for the day, as well as prior to clocking back in after returning from a meal break. To the extent that the time worked off the clock did not qualify for overtime premium payment, Defendant allegedly failed to pay minimum wages for the time worked off-the-clock.

For more information about the class action lawsuit against Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., 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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