LOS ANGELES – An immigration court interpreter alleges she was not adequately compensated for her work.
Jo Ann Gutierrez-Bejar filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against SOS International LLC and Does 1-10 alleging violation of California labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds SOS International LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premiums, misclassified the plaintiff as an independent contractor and failed to provide complete wage statements.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award damages plus interest to the plaintiff, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Sheila K. Sexton, Costa Kerestenzis and Lorrie E. Bradley of Beeson, Tayer & Bodine APC in Oakland.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-09000-JAK-JEM