Michael Page International, Inc. is staring down a proposed class action filed in California superior court over alleged violations of state wage and hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The plaintiff, who worked as a purchasing and procurement employee tasked with managing and inspecting aerospace parts for the defendant from March 2015 through July 2016, alleges Michael Page International failed to properly pay workers for off-the-clock work. Specifically, the suit claims the defendant:
- Consistently required employees to work in excess of 40 hours per week without paying time-and-a-half overtime wages;
- Required its workers to put in at least five hours of work without granting a lawful meal period;
- Failed to pay employees who are not afforded lawful meal breaks one additional hour’s pay in lieu of the meal break;
- Failed to provide employees with at least a 10-minute rest period for every three-and-a-half hours worked or, alternatively, one hour of pay for every rest period not taken;
- Failed to remit due wages to employees who were discharged, laid off or resigned;
- Failed to reimburse workers for business expenses incurred during the course of performing their job duties; and
- Failed to maintain accurate wage and hour records.