Employment Law Office of Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP File Lawsuit Against Sweetgreen, Inc., Alleging the Company Violated the Private Attorney General Act

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The lawsuit alleges that Sweetgreen, Inc., failed to pay proper minimum wages, as well as overtime wages, and allegedly did not provide the legally required off-duty meal and rest breaks to their employees.

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For more information about the class action lawsuit against Sweetgreen, Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak to Attorney Nicholas De Blouw.

The Los Angeles Labor law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against Sweetgreen, Inc., alleging that the company violated the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) by failing to provide accurate wages and not providing required rest periods to their California employees. The class action lawsuit against Sweetgreen, Inc., is currently pending in the Santa Clara Superior Court, Case No. 20CV365918. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.

The lawsuit filed against Sweetgreen, Inc., alleges the company failed to accurately pay PLAINTIFF and the AGGRIEVED EMPLOYEES for all the time they were under DEFENDANT's control. Allegedly, Sweetgreen, Inc., unlawfully and unilaterally failed to accurately calculate wages for overtime worked by their employees. State law provides that employees must be paid overtime at one-and-one-half times their “regular rate of pay.” From time to time, DEFENDANT also allegedly failed to provide PLAINTIFF and the AGGRIEVED EMPLOYEES with complete and accurate wage statements. California Labor Code § 226 states "that every employer shall furnish each of his or her employees with an accurate itemized wage statement in writing."

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 class action lawsuit against Sweetgreen, Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak to Attorney Nicholas De Blouw.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, is a labor law firm with law offices located in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Sacramento 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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