A former employee of Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC has filed a proposed class action against the restaurant alleging that he was not properly compensated or provided with accurate wage statements. The California man claims he was often denied a 30-minute meal period after working for more than five hours at a time, but his wage statements deducted the unpaid breaks from his pay, regardless of whether he took them. As a result, the statements did not accurately account for the hours he worked, and he was not properly compensated for them, the suit claims. The plaintiff further asserts that his overtime rate of pay was not specified in the wage statements, as required by law. The complaint claims the defendant “acted intentionally and with deliberate indifference and conscious disregard to the rights of all employees.”
Before commenting, please review our comment policy.
A reckless new bill represents an unprecedented threat to consumer rights, essentially gutting class action and mass tort litigation. Congress has tried to ram it through without us noticing. Read more about the implications of this bill, and contact your members of Congress to protect your rights.