Do you work for Sears? Are you involved in appliance repair services? If so, you may want to check your wage statements to make sure they accurately reflect the hours you have worked.
According to LawyersandSettlements.com, several people claimed in a lawsuit that Sears failed to provide them with minimum wage and overtime pay when they were traveling to customer homes to repair appliances. The case was recently settled for a reported $1.6 million.
The lawsuit originated in the US District Court for the Central District of California. In addition to the wage claims, the lawsuit accused Sears of withholding payments for vacation days after employees quit, and failing to provide adequate meal and rest breaks, in violation of California labor laws.
The lawsuit also accused Sears of not providing accurate wage statements. The terms of the settlement allow for mobile technicians who worked for the company from April 8, 2007 onward to seek compensation.
Do I Need to Speak to a California Labor Attorney About My Wages?
Remember, California labor laws exist to demand that employees receive full payments for all of the hours they have worked. Only in rare circumstances would an employee be denied overtime wages. Keep this in mind, as California currently has the highest minimum wage in the country.
If you are in the midst of a wage dispute with your employer, you should speak to an experienced labor attorney. We use our experience to tenaciously represent employees in cases of owed compensation. Speak to us if you desire more information.
Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob– Los Angeles employment attorneys