SAN FRANCISCO – An Alameda County man is suing a national bank over claims of unpaid overtime wages.

Allen Buckingham, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Bank of America and Does 1 to 50, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code and the California Business and Professional Code.

The suit states that while Buckingham and other class members were employed by the defendants as implementation advisers and client fulfillment consultants, they regularly worked more than 40 hours per week.

The suit states the defendants misclassified the plaintiffs as exempt employees and deprived the plaintiffs of appropriate overtime compensation by failing to properly compensate them for all hours worked.

The suit further states the defendants failed to keep accurate records of the plaintiffs' hours worked and did not maintain a policy that provided lawful meal and rest periods to the plaintiffs.

Buckingham and others in the class seek unpaid wages, liquidated damages and penalties, interest, restitution, injunctive relief, and attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Bryan J. Schwartz and Eduard R. Meleshinsky of Bryan Schwartz Law in Oakland.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:15-cv-06344

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