SAN FRANCISCO – A wholesale plant nursery in Bonsall is accused of having not paid its employees for several weeks.
Edward Hugler, secretary of labor for the U.S. Department of Labor, filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against EuroAmerican Propagators LLC, John Rader and Gerald Church citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants employed up to 238 employees that were not paid any wages for their work beginning with the Nov. 28, 2016, pay period. The plaintiff alleges these employees have not been paid for at least four two-week pay periods.
The plaintiff holds EuroAmerican Propagatorsa LLC, Rader, and Church responsible because the defendants allegedly told the Department of Labor that it would voluntarily restrain from shipping and selling hot goods beginning Jan. 20, but have not done so.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendants, find them liable for all unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Janet M. Herold, Susan Seletsky, Jessica M. Flores and Veronica Melendez of United States Department of Labor in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00131-H-RBB