Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. allegedly violated various California Labor Code provisions by failing to provide their workers with minimum and overtime wages, as well as allegedly failing to provide required rest periods.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action complaint alleging that Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., failed to provide their California employees with meal and rest periods as required by California law. Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., class action lawsuit, Case No. 37-2020-000-15828-CU-OE-CTL, is currently pending in the San Diego Superior Court of the State of California. A copy of the Complaint can be read here.
According to the lawsuit filed in the San Diego Superior Court, Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. allegedly (a) failed to provide PLAINTIFF accurate itemized wage statements, (b) failed to properly record and provide legally required meal and rest periods, (c) failed to pay overtime wages, (d) failed to pay minimum wages, and (e) failed to reimburse employees for required expenses, all in violation of the applicable Labor Code sections listed in Labor Code Sections §§ 204, 210, 226.7, 510, 512, 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 1198, 2802, and the applicable Wage Order(s), and thereby gives rise to civil penalties as a result of such alleged conduct.
Additionally, the complaint further alleges Harbor Freight Tools USA, 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 PLAINTIFFS 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 Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., lawsuit, please contact Attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw today by calling (800) 568-8020.
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