The class action lawsuit alleges the company violated various California Labor Code provisions by failing to provide their California hourly workers with adequate meal and rest periods and accurate wage statements.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Los Angeles employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action complaint alleging that Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., failed to provide their California employees with meal and rest periods as required by California law. The Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., class action lawsuit, Case No. 19STCV26728, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the Complaint can be read here.
According to the lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., allegedly failed to provide their employees with meal and rest breaks because allegedly Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., did not have a policy to provide their hourly employees thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal breaks prior to their fifth (5th) hour of work. California labor laws require an employer to provide an employee required to perform work for more than five (5) hours during a shift with, a thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal break prior to the end of the employee's fifth (5th) hour of work.
Additionally, the complaint further alleges Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., committed acts of unfair competition in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq. (the "UCL"), by engaging in a company-wide policy and procedure which failed to accurately calculate and record all missed meal and rest periods by PLAINTIFF and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members. As a result of DEFENDANT's intentional disregard of the obligation to meet this burden, DEFENDANT allegedly failed to properly calculate and/or pay all required compensation for work performed by the members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS and violated the California Labor Code.
If you would like to know more about the Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc., lawsuit, please contact Attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw today by calling (800) 568-8020.
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