A lawsuit against Cintas Corporate Services, Inc., Cintas Corporation No. 2, and Cintas Corporation No. 3 claims the defendants failed to provide employees with proper wages, rest breaks, wage statements, and reimbursement for business expenses.
Cintas Corporate Services, Inc., Cintas Corporation No. 2, and Cintas Corporation No. 3 are the defendants in a lawsuit alleging violations of state and federal labor laws. The plaintiff – who filed the case on behalf of former and current hourly, non-exempt service sales representatives, delivery drivers, loaders, unloaders, and workers in similar positions – claims the defendants failed to provide employees with proper wages, rest breaks, wage statements, and reimbursement for business expenses.
The lawsuit argues that employees were not paid for all their hours worked, including for time spent working before and after their scheduled shifts and during 30-minute meal periods that were automatically deducted from their hours. Even further, the plaintiff says she and others were not paid premium overtime wages when they worked more than eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.
Moreover, the case claims the defendants didn’t allow employees to take required meal and rest breaks and instead assigned them more work than they could complete in their designated shifts. The plaintiff alleges that as a result, many employees were forced to eat meals while driving or performing other duties and were not paid extra wages for missed breaks.
Finally, the lawsuit criticizes the defendants for supposedly failing to provide employees with itemized wage statements in accordance with California state law and refusing to reimburse workers for using their personal cell phones for business purposes – such as using GPS for their routes and communicating with supervisors and customers.
The case, originally filed in state court, was removed to the District Court for the Central District of California, after which it was transferred again to the state’s Northern District.