SAN FRANCISCO – Two Fresno County women have filed a suit against their former employer over allegations of violations of labor codes.
Marisol Topete and Rosalba Maldonado filed a class-action complaint on Feb. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Ramos Furniture and Does 1-100, employer, citing violations of state labor codes and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they did not receive any overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 and were not given any meal break during their employment. The plaintiffs holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly required the plaintiff to work more than eight hours per day without providing off-duty breaks and purportedly did not issue paychecks, but paid the plaintiffs in cash.
The plaintiffs seek the following: compensation for all damages including unpaid overtime wages, legal fees and any other relief that this court deems just and proper. They are represented by Nicholas J.P. Wagner, Andrew B. Jones, Daniel M. Kopfman, Lawrence M. Artenian and Angela Martinez of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP in Fresno.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 1:16-cv-00271-LJO-SMS