The class action lawsuit alleges the California molecular diagnostics company failed to pay their employees the correct amount of overtime wages and further alleges they failed to provide meal and rest breaks.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The San Francisco labor law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against Cepheid, alleging that the company failed to accurately calculate and record overtime compensation for their hourly employees. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Cepheid, failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to its employees. The Cepheid, lawsuit Case No. 19CV358827, is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the complaint can be accessed by clicking here.
The class action complaint alleges that Cepheid failed to accurately pay PLAINTIFF and the other members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS overtime wages for the time they worked which was in excess of the maximum hours permissible by law as required by Cal. Lab. Code §§ 510, 1194& 1198. Cal. Lab. Code § 510 further provides that employees in California shall not be employed more than eight (8) hours per workday and/or more than forty (40) hours per workweek unless they receive additional compensation beyond their regular wages in amounts specified by law.
According to the class action complaint, the company's non-exempt employees were also allegedly unable to take off duty meal breaks due to their rigorous work schedules. 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. The complaint alleges that the company did not provide their employees who forfeited meal breaks additional compensation.
If you think your company is violating the California Labor Code and would like to know if you qualify to make a claim, please contact attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw today by calling (800)- 568-8020.
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