Security services provider Allied Barton agreed to pay $11 million to more than 43,000 non-exempt hourly employees who worked for the company in California from April 2004 through January 2015.
According to Law 360 (subscription required), the class action alleged that the company violated California wage and hour law by failing to provide meal and rest breaks and forcing workers to work through those breaks, paying inadequate wages, and failing to issue adequate wage statements. The case was originally filed in 2012.
All hourly non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Time spent working during meal and rest periods is also compensable, and the failure to pay it is wage theft. Please contact the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group if you have questions regarding your right to compensation or feel your employer has unlawfully withheld wages and overtime pay.