A proposed class action claims Los Angeles County and the North County Correctional Facility have failed to pay workers proper overtime wages or provide legally appropriate breaks.
The 17-page suit out of California, filed by a former employee of the defendants, argues that workers are owed unpaid wages due to the defendants’ alleged violations of state and federal law.
Per the case, the plaintiff worked as an hourly paid employee at the North County Correctional Facility until May 2019. Throughout her employment, the plaintiff worked more than 10 hours per day, six days a week, according to the suit. Although the plaintiff’s shift started at 6:00 a.m., she was required to start working off the clock at 5:00 a.m. to retrieve security keys and conduct a security check before clocking in, the lawsuit says.
The case claims the plaintiff was not paid for her off-the-clock work, which resulted in accrued unpaid time-and-a-half overtime wages given she typically put in more than 40 hours per week.
Moreover, the plaintiff says she and other workers were not compensated for their rest breaks and were not provided with bona fide uninterrupted meal periods in accordance with federal law.
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