CALIFORNIA — An employee is suing RCO Reforesting, Inc, & Roberto Ochoa, employer, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law, and violation of workers compensation acts.
Jesus Silva Rodriguez filed a complaint on Oct. 21, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the defendants alleging that they failed to pay fair compensation to the plaintiff.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation or minimum wage. The plaintiff holds RCO Reforesting, Inc, & Roberto Ochoa responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime premium to the plaintiff for working more than 40 hours per week as well as failing to provide an itemized wage statement.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, compensatory, punitive damages, unpaid wages, statutory penalties, restitution, declaratory and injunctive relief, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief this court deems just. He is represented by Laura Clauson Ferree of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. in Marysville and Cynthia L. Rice of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. in Oakland.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-01319