A proposed class action has been filed against roofing product manufacturers Gerard Roof Products, LLC; Boral Roofing LLC; Boral Industries Inc.; Headwaters Incorporated; and Metrotile Manufacturing, LLC over potential labor law violations.
Recently transferred from state to federal court in California, the case alleges the defendants denied employees minimum and overtime wages, as well as proper meal and rest breaks and accurate wage statements. The lawsuit argues that because employees were required to work during breaks, they weren’t paid the full minimum wage for all their hours worked. Further, the plaintiff claims the defendants denied workers proper time-and-a-half overtime pay by failing to include bonuses in their overtime rate calculations, resulting in underpayment.
The lawsuit goes on to allege that the roofing companies violated California state law in failing to pay employees at a double-time rate when they worked more than 12 hours in a day or more than eight hours “on the seventh day of work in a workweek.”
Rounding out the case are allegations that employees were not provided with accurate wage statements in accordance with state and federal law because said statements failed to list the pay period, net wages earned, total hours worked, hourly pay rate, and number of hours worked per pay rate.