SACRAMENTO – Two current county of Colusa employees have filed a class-action complaint alleging that they were not paid overtime.

Miles Lewis and Cheri Erdelt filed a complaint on behalf of all similarly situated individuals on July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the county of Colusa citing violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime wages by the defendants. The plaintiffs hold the county of Colusa responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiffs any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half in violation of the FLSA.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek order for a complete and accurate accounting of all compensation due to plaintiffs, award plaintiffs all monetary damages, including back pay and liquidated damages plus interest; all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Gary Messing and Jason H. Jasmine of Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01745-JAM-EFB

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