YUM! Brands is facing a class action lawsuit from Taco Bell workers claiming various wage and overtime violations in California. The corporation owns a variety of fast food icons such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Several class action suits were filed by Taco Bell workers from 2006 to 2010, alleging wage and overtime violations, including failure to pay timely wages on termination, unpaid overtime, failure to pay accrued vacation wages, improper wage statements, failure to pay minimum wage, denied meal and rest breaks, wrongful termination, and discrimination. YUM! asked California court to consolidate the suits and the state court agreed.
Federal and California state laws require companies to pay at least minimum wage and, usually, overtime wages for hourly workers. Employers are also not allowed to withhold final paychecks after an employee quits or is terminated. If you have not been receiving minimum wage, proper overtime pay or your employer is refusing to give you your final check, you may be entitled to damages.
Employers that do not pay required overtime wages can be held liable for any unpaid compensation and an equal amount for liquidated damages, plus attorney fees and costs.
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