SAN DIEGO – A former senior clinical research associate for a San Diego office alleges she was not paid overtime compensation.
Schoulee Cones filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated on Dec. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Parexel International Corp. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked more than eight hours in any given day, and would regularly miss meal and rest periods prescribed by law because of workload. She alleges the defendant would adjust employees' time cards to reduce hours worked.
The plaintiffs hold Parexel International Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide overtime wages, failed to provide meal and rest periods, failed to pay for all hours worked, failed to pay for all wages owed upon termination, and failed to provide accurate itemized wage statements.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, certify case as a class action, appoint class representative and counsel, injunctive relief, account salary owed, general, compensatory, punitive and consequential damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, expenses, costs of action, statutory penalties, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Patrick N. Keegan and James M. Treglio of Keegan & Baker LLP in Carlsbad and Walter Haines of The United Employees Law Group in Huntington Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03084