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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File A Class Action Lawsuit Against Golden Gate America West LLC, Alleging the Company Failed to Provide Meal and Rest Breaks


The class action complaint alleges the key car rental company did not provide the legally required off-duty meal and rest breaks to their employees and also allegedly failed to pay overtime.

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 13, 2018

The Los Angeles Employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against Golden Gate America West LLC, alleging that the company failed to lawfully provide meal and rest periods and pay their California employees for all overtime worked. The class action lawsuit against Golden Gate America West LLC, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC714176. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.

The lawsuit alleges the company does not have a policy or practice which provides legally compliant thirty minute uninterrupted meal breaks and paid rest breaks to their California Drivers. The lawsuit further alleges that the failure of Golden Gate America West LLC, to provide the legally required meal and rest period is evidenced by the company's records. The complaint further alleges, DEFENDANT did not have in place an immutable timekeeping system to accurately record and pay PLAINTIFF and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members for the actual time these employees worked each day, including overtime hours. As a result DEFENDANT was able to and did in fact systematically, unlawfully, and unilaterally alter the time recorded in DEFENDANT's timekeeping system for PLAINTIFF and the members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS in order to avoid paying these employees the applicable overtime compensation for overtime worked and to avoid paying these employees for missed meal breaks.

Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that the employees were not reimbursed for all their necessary business expenses incurred on Defendant's behalf. Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employers are required to indemnify employees for all expenses incurred in the course and scope of their employment. Cal. Lab. Code § 2802 expressly states that "an employer shall indemnify his or her employee for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties, or of his or her obedience to the directions of the employer, even though unlawful, unless the employee, at the time of obeying the directions, believed them to be unlawful."

For more information about the class action lawsuit against Golden Gate America West LLC, call (858) 952-0354 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, 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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