SACRAMENTO – A detention deputy employed by Kern County has filed a class-action suit alleging he and class members were not paid for the actual hours they worked.
Mark Ashely filed a complaint on behalf of those similarly situated on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Sheriff Donny Youngblood, Mick Gleason, county supervisor; Zack Scrivner, county supervisor; Mike Maggard, county supervisor; David Couch, county supervisor; Leticia Perez, county supervisor; Jordan Kauffman, Kern County treasurer; Mary B. Bedard, auditor controller; County of Kern, and Does 1 through 50 citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and the class members were ordered to falsify their time cards and were improperly compensated with compensatory time. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed and refused to pay plaintiff for the total hours worked.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks liquidated damages, damages, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Gregory G. Petersen of A Law Corporation in Newport Coast.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-cv-01638-DAD-JLT