SAN FRANCISCO – San Jose firefighters allege that the city owes them unpaid wages.
Darren Wallace, Keith Hart and Mark Leeds filed a complaint on behalf of other employees similarly situated on Aug. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city of San Jose citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they worked without being paid the regular minimum wage or any overtime compensation. The plaintiffs hold the city of San Jose responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half to the plaintiffs for hours worked that exceeds their shift.
The plaintiffs seek monetary damages, back pay, liquidated damages equal to their unpaid compensation, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Christopher E. Platten and Carol L. Koenig of Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner in San Jose.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-04914-HRL