A proposed class action filed in California claims that NBCUniversal failed to pay employees within the time period required by state law, as well as keep proper records of employee hours and provide pay stubs containing all legally required information.
The lead plaintiff says he worked as a camera crew member on “NBC Motocross Media Day” on December 10, 2018 yet wasn’t paid for his labor until long past the time span allowed under California’s Labor Code. Under state law, work performed between the 1st and 15th of a given month must be compensated between the 16th and 26th of that month. The lead plaintiff claims he wasn’t paid until February 8.
According to the complaint, NBCUniversal’s failure to pay employees in a timely fashion is a widespread problem for which the network has faced legal action before. From the case:
“In fact, NBCUniversal was a Defendant in other similar cases filed over many years, yet it appears it still fails to devote proper resources to the payroll accounting function, resulting in tardy payment of wages to its workers.”
The suit additionally claims that pay stubs sent out by the defendant failed to include required information such as the applicable pay period, all hourly rates, all hours worked at those rates and the name and address of the employer, among other details. Furthermore, NBCUniversal failed to properly record all hours worked by the lead plaintiff and the class, the case claims.
The lawsuit was originally filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court but has since been removed to California’s Central District.