BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law
A former employee of lawn care giant Scotts Company recently filed a lawsuit in a California court alleging wage and overtime violations under state law. The potential class action could include hundreds of people who worked for the company in California as merchandisers responsible for setting up and rearranging lawn care displays at hardware or gardening retail centers.
The Plaintiff claimed that he was regularly denied overtime compensation, was not afforded lunch breaks, and was not compensated for cell phone use, gas, or automobile insurance as required by California employment laws. The putative class is being limited to those who worked for Scotts in California, however similar actions may be brought by employees in other states, Law360 (subscription required) recently reported.
All non-exempt employees are due proper wage and overtime compensation for actual hours worked according to state employment laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. If you worked for Scotts in California or another state and believe you are entitled to wages or overtime beyond what you were paid, the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’ Employment Litigation Group are ready to speak with you about your right to compensation – contact us today.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.