SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento man formerly employed by Rent-A-Center alleges the company violated labor laws.

Kureen Cook filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Rent-A-Center Inc., Rent-A-Center West Inc., Rent-A-Center Franchising International Inc. and Does 1-10 citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendants as a non-exempt employee from July 2013 to April 2016. He alleges she was required to work more than eight hours per day and was not provided with proper meals and rest periods.

The plaintiffs hold Rent-A-Center Inc., Rent-A-Center West Inc., Rent-A-Center Franchising International Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly calculate plaintiffs' overtime rates, failed to include all forms of remuneration, failed to provide paid sick leave benefits, and failed to pay earned overtime wages, minimum wages, and meal and rest period premiums due.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, certify collective action, damages, unpaid wages, penalties, injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees, costs of suit, interest, and further relief as the court may deem equitable. He is represented by Andrew J. Sokolowski, Jennifer Bagosy and Suzy E. Lee of Capstone Law APC in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00048

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