SAN FRANCISCO – A class action has been filed against a Crockett-headquartered business over allegations of labor code violations.
Ray Strong filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals on Jan. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against C&H Sugar Co. Inc., American Sugar Refining Inc. and Does 1-100 citing the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered monetary damages caused by the defendants' alleged unfair business practices, including not being properly paid for overtime work beyond 40 hours in a week and being paid in a timely manner. The plaintiffs hold C&H Sugar Co. Inc., American Sugar Refining Inc. and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to timely pay wages when due, denied plaintiff of his right to receive proper wages for every hour worked, and showed reckless disregard of the provisions of the FLSA.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants, certify collective action, facilitate notice to the collective class, designate plaintiff and counsel as class representative and class counsel, recovery of unpaid overtime compensation and interest, injunctive relief, damages, penalties, restitution, declaratory relief, attorney's fees and litigation expenses, costs of suit, incentive award, and further relief as is equitable. He is represented by David E. Mastagni, Isaac Stevens and Ace T. Tate of Mastagni Holstedt APC in Sacramento.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:17-cv-00480