The lawsuit alleges Breakfast Republic violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide employees with timely, off-duty meal and rest periods.
SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The San Diego labor law attorneys, at Zakay Law Group, APLC and JCL Law Firm, APC, filed a class action complaint against Breakfast Republic Carmel Valley, LLC, Breakfast Republic Encinitas, LLC, Breakfast Republic East Village, LLC, Breakfast Republic Mission Valley, LLC, Breakfast Republic OC, LLC, Breakfast Republic Ocean Beach, LLC, Breakfast Republic West Hollywood, LLC, and Breakfast Republic-Pacific Beach, LP (collectively, hereinafter, "Breakfast Republic") for allegedly failing to provide employees with timely, off-duty meal and rest periods. The Breakfast Republic class action lawsuit, Case No. 37-2022-00005487-CU-OE-CTL, is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court of the State of California. A copy of the complaint can be read here.
According to the lawsuit, Breakfast Republic allegedly violated California Labor Code Sections §§ 2699, et seq., 201, 202, 203, 204 et seq., 210, 221, 226(a), 226.7, 227.3, 246, 351, 510, 512, 558(a)(1)(2), 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 1198, 2802, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 11040, Subdivision 5(A)-(B) by failing to: (1) pay minimum wages; (2) pay overtime wages; (3) provide required meal and rest periods; (4) reimburse for required business expenses; (5) provide wages when due; (6) provide accurate itemized wage statements; and (7) provide tips and/or gratuities.
The lawsuit also alleges Breakfast Republic violated the Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA"), which gives rise to civil penalties as a result of Breakfast Republic's conduct. PAGA allows aggrieved employees to file a lawsuit to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations. An "aggrieved employee" is defined as "any person who was employed by the alleged violator and against whom one or more of the alleged violations was committed." Cal. Lab. Code section 2699(c). PAGA allows aggrieved employees to become "deputized" as private attorneys general to enforce the Labor Code.
If you would like to know more about the Breakfast Republic lawsuit, please contact Attorney Jackland Hom today by calling (619) 255-9047.
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