SAN FRANCISCO – A class-action lawsuit has been filed by current and former employees of a California corporation over allegations they are owed unpaid wages.
Jorge Urias, Mario Peralta, Ken Ditto and Does 1-30,000 filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated on Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Ecolab Inc. and Does 1-100 citing the California Labor Code.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were employed by the defendants as route managers, route sales managers or sales and service route managers.
They claim that they did not receive the full and correct pay for all hours worked, accurate itemized wages statements, were misclassified as exempt employees and were not paid overtime or double-time, which caused plaintiffs to suffer injuries from lost wages.
The plaintiffs hold Ecolab Inc. and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly obtained profit from non-payment of owed wages, failed to pay regular salaries and overtime wages, failed to pay any portion of the amount due and owing, and failed to provide wage deduction statements.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, order to pay all former and current non-exempt employees all wages, interest, and penalties owed, injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, costs and further relief that the court considers just. They are represented by Alejandro P. Gutierrez of Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez APC in Ventura and Daniel J. Palay and Brian D. Hefelfinger of Palay & Hefelfinger APC in Ventura.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-05192