FRESNO – Thirty-four individuals have filed a class-action suit against the city of Ceres over allegations that it failed to pay all overtime pay owed to them.
Julio Amador, Ross Bays, Steve Carvalho, et al. filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division against the city of Ceres and Does 1 through 10 citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are current or former employees of the defendants.
The plaintiffs hold city of Ceres and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to calculate their overtime pay at the correct rate. They allege the defendants failed to include premium compensation items, such as cash in lieu of health benefits, in their regular hourly rate.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek overtime pay, liquidated damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Gary Goyette of Goyette & Associates Inc. in Gold River.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division Case number 1:17-cv-00552-LJO-SAB