From papers served on July 30th, 2010, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, on September 1st, 2010 against trucking firm, C. R. England. The suit, Case No. 08-CV-05266-GW (CWx), was filed through the law firm of Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP, which specializes in labor and employment law.
The suit alleges that C. R. England :
- Failed to provide meal breaks or premium compensation for missed meal breaks
- Failed to provide rest breaks or premium compensation for missed rest breaks
- Failed to provide accurate itemized wage statements
- Withheld unauthorized deductions from earned wages
- Failed to pay all accrued vacation
- Failed to timely pay final wages
The class action suit, brought on by former and current employees, Barrette Jasper and Darrin Cook, also states that a jury trial is demanded and are seeking the following:
- For compensatory damages, in an amount according to proof
- For all statutory penalties authorized by law
- For restitution of all wrongfully withheld amounts and disgorgement of all ill-gotten profits, in an amount according to proof
- For a declaration that Defendants have engaged in unfair competition in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code section 17200 et seq.
- For preliminary and permanent injunctive relief requiring Defendants to cease and desist from further unfair competition and violations of law and to make restitution to those injured by its prior course of illegal wrongful conduct
- For prejudgement interest on all amounts owed
- For attorney fees and costs pursuant to all applicable provisions of law
- For such other and further relief the court deems just and proper
For a full disclosure of the suit, you can read the C. R. England Lawsuit PDF . . .
* Special thanks to Mike F. for his contribution to this story. *
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