SACRAMENTO — A group of individuals has filed a class-action lawsuit against a county government in California for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages.
Clint Stewart filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals Oct. 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against County of Amador, alleging that the employer failed its duty to pay employees for all hours worked at a correct rate.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Clint Stewart and other similarly situated individuals were required by the defendant to work hours beyond statutory thresholds for overtime compensation. However, the defendant supposedly has a policy of cashing out plaintiffs’ unused compensatory time off (CTO) at less than the rate required and as a result, the plaintiffs purportedly have suffered lost overtime wages and undervalued cash outs of CTO.
The plaintiffs hold the County of Amador responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay monetary compensation to those who declined health insurance coverage and failed in its obligation to properly compute and use the correct rate of pay in calculating overtime compensation owed.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, to recover unpaid overtime wages, damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs, injunctive relief, conditional certification and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by David E. Mastagni, Isaac S. Stevens and Ace T. Tate of Mastagni Holstedt in Sacramento.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-02410