SANTA ANA – Current and former uniformed security guards at various airports allege that their employers violated labor laws.
Fredrick Stemme, Mamadou H. Sy, William H. Davis Jr., Mohammed Q. Mohiuddin and Rolain Alexis filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division against Universal Protection Service LP, Guardsmark LLC and Does 1 through 10 citing the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages as the result of performing their work without being provided proper compensation such as overtime wages, minimum wages, or adequate meal breaks. The plaintiffs hold Universal Protection Service LP, Guardsmark LLC and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide an itemized wage statement to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid minimum wages totaling to at least $1 million, unpaid wages, all economic damages, restitution, enjoin the defendants, compensatory damages, interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Joseph W. Rose and Mehran Tahoori of Rose Law in Gold River and Michael E. Velarde of Velarde & Velarde in Laguna Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division Case number 8:17-cv-00001-CJC-JCG