SAN FRANCISCO – Two San Ramon residents are facing a lawsuit alleging they did not fairly compensate their employees.

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez filed a complaint on May 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Bernardino Ancheta and Connie Ancheta, both individually and doing business as Connie's ICF and St. Dennis Home, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between April 1, 2013, and March 29, 2015, the defendants' employees worked for more than 40 hours per week but were not paid any overtime wages nor paid the required minimum rate as required by the FLSA. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendants misclassified their employees as independent contractors and failed to keep accurate employment records.

The plaintiff seeks permanently enjoin and restrain the defendant from violating the FLSA, payment of unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation to their employees as well as liquidated damages equal to the unpaid compensation, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Janet M. Herold, Susan Seletsky and Benjamin Botts of U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-02585-DMR

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