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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, Hit American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, With Lawsuit for Alleged Labor Code Violations

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American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, is facing a class action filed by one of their California employees who alleges the company failed to provide meal and rest periods in accordance with California law

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, lodged a class action lawsuit against American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, for allegedly failing to provide their workers with the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods and rest periods. The class action also alleges that American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, failed to properly reimburse their California employees for necessary business expenses they incurred on the company's behalf. The American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Contra Costa County Superior Court for the State of California, Case No. C18-01539. To view a copy of the Complaint, click here.

The lawsuit filed against American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, alleges that the automobile services company failed to provide their employees with the legal required thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal break prior to their fifth hour of work. The complaint alleges "The mutability of the timekeeping system also allowed DEFENDANT to alter employee time records by recording fictitious thirty (30) minute meal breaks in DEFENDANT's timekeeping system so as to create the appearance that PLAINTIFF and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members clocked out for a thirty (30) minute meal break when in fact the employees were not at all times provided an off-duty meal break. This practice is a direct result of DEFENDANT's uniform policy and practice of denying employees uninterrupted thirty (30) minute off-duty meal breaks each day or otherwise compensate them for missed meal breaks."

The Class action lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to reimburse their employees for business expenses incurred during the course of their employment. Specifically, PLAINTIFF and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members are allegedly required by DEFENDANT to use their personal cell phones for work related issues. As a result, in the course of their employment with DEFENDANT, PLAINTIFF and other members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS incurred unreimbursed business expenses which include, but are not limited to, costs related to the use of their personal cellular phones all on behalf of and for the benefit of DEFENDANT. 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 filed against American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada & Utah, please call Attorney Nicholas De Blouw at (858) 999-1118.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, is a Northern California employment law firm that dedicates its practice to helping employees, fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. The firm has offices located in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Sacramento and Chicago.

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