LOS ANGELES – A former courier driver has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Los Angeles County business over allegations of labor code violations.
Adam Lake, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laboratory Express Inc. alleging that the Tennessee corporation violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendants from August to December 2016. The plaintiff holds Laboratory Express Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly misclassified him as independent contractor, failed to pay minimum wage, premium wages, overtime compensation, did not provide meal and rest periods and failed to maintain accurate employment records.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order appointing plaintiff as representative of the proposed class and his counsel as class counsel, award for compensatory and liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other injunctive and equitable relief. He is represented by Christopher J. Hamner and Amy T. Wootton of Hamner Law Offices PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01486