The party is over for Chuck E. Cheese’s, which agreed to a $2.5 million settlement with more than 10,000 current and former employees in California whom the company shorted on overtime pay and unpaid rest periods.
In the class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged their employer violated California labor law by not paying all wages owed to employees when they ceased working for the company, including overtime, minimum wages, and premium payments for meal and rest periods. In addition, representative plaintiffs in the case said they were not paid overtime for work done before and after the end of shifts, such as calculating receipts and cashing out, or for delayed meal breaks and missed rest periods.
According to the settlement papers filed in court, current and former employees who worked for Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants in California between January 2010 and March 2016 will receive between $150 and $750 from the settlement.
Under federal and state law, service industry workers are entitled to overtime compensation for work performed before and after a scheduled shift, as well as paid meal and rest breaks. If you believe your employer has deprived you of wages and overtime, the attorneys in the Sommers Schwartz Employment Litigation Group have successfully represented hourly workers in lawsuits involving wage theft and abuse. Please contact us today to discuss your situation and the potential damages to which you may be entitled.