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PAGA Wage Statement Claim Does Not Require Proof of Injury

Raines v. Coastal Pac. Food Distrib., Inc., 23 Cal. App. 5th 667 (2018) Terri Raines sued Coastal Pacific individually and under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) for failure to furnish her and other employees accurate itemized wage statements showing the applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding number of … Continue Reading

California Rejects Federal Rule For Calculating Overtime Rate For Employees Who Earn Flat Sum Bonus

Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of Cal., 2018 WL 1146645 (Cal. S. Ct. 2018) Hector Alvarado, who worked as a warehouse associate for Dart, is a member of a putative class of employees who, in addition to their normal hourly wages, received a $15 per day attendance bonus if they were scheduled to work on … Continue Reading

Claims For Civil Penalties Under Private Attorneys General Act Were Properly Dismissed

Caliber Bodyworks, Inc. v. Superior Court, 134 Cal. App. 4th 365 (2005) Four former employees of Caliber Bodyworks filed a complaint for various wage-and-hour violations on behalf of themselves and as class representatives and for civil penalties for these violations. Caliber demurred to the entire complaint on the ground that plaintiffs had failed to allege … Continue Reading

Employees Should Have Been Paid For Time Spent Getting Into And Out Of Protective Gear

Alvarez v. IBP, Inc., 339 F.3d 894 (9th Cir. 2003) Meat packing employees of IBP, Inc. (the world’s largest producer of fresh beef, pork and related products) filed a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employees (all of whom were non-exempt from the overtime requirements of state … Continue Reading
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