Morgan v. United Retail Inc., 186 Cal. App. 4th 1136 (2010)

Amber Morgan filed this class action lawsuit against her former employer under Cal. Lab. Code § 226, alleging United Retail had violated the law because the wage statements issued by the employer listed the total number of regular hours and overtime hours separately and did not provide the sum of the regular and overtime hours as a separate line item. During her deposition, Morgan testified she was injured by United Retail’s failure to include an additional line item showing the sum of hours worked because “[i]t makes it a little difficult to count how many hours I have been working.”

Brinkley v. Public Storage, Inc., 167 Cal. App. 4th 1278 (2008)

Fred Brinkley, a property manager for Public Storage, asserted class action and individual claims for violations of Labor Code § 226 (requiring accuracy of paystubs) and § 226.7 (meal and rest period requirements). The trial court granted summary adjudication in favor of the employer on these claims, which the Court of Appeal affirmed.