SANTA ANA – A former employee of a staffing agency and food and wine gift reseller has filed a class-action suit over allegations of wage law violations.

Pedro Hernandez filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Sept. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division against Houdini Inc. and Resource Employment Solutions LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from 2008 to October 2015. He alleges that he would often work more than 40 hours per week but the defendants did not pay lawful overtime compensation. He also alleges he was unable to take meal/rest periods on time or had them interrupted.

The plaintiffs hold Houdini Inc. and Resource Employment Solutions LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay all wages due to employees upon termination or resignation, failed to provide proper meal/rest periods and failed to compensate employees for overtime hours worked.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to certify and maintain case as a class action, appoint class representative and class counsel, compensatory damages, general and special damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs of suit, expert fees, restitution and disgorgement, permanent injunctive and declaratory relief and further relief as may deem just. He is represented by Jose Garay of Jose Garay APLC in Laguna Hills.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-01825

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