LOS ANGELES – Several employees of a California city's fire department have filed a class-action over underpaid overtime wage allegations.
Erik Baskin, Richard Barrett, et al. filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the city of San Luis Obispo citing 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 compensation. The plaintiffs hold city of San Luis Obispo responsible because the defendant allegedly underpaid them for overtime by excluding the cash payments they received in lieu of benefits.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendant, monetary damages, back pay compensation, interest, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Dennis J. Hayes and Tracy J. Jones of Hayes & Ortega LLP in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08876-DSF-JPR