SAN FRANCISCO – Two Oakland residents allege they were not paid minimum wages for their work with a joint employer.
Mante Rodriguez and Valerie Morales filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Credico (USA) LLC, Red Tower Marketing Inc. and Diana Rojas citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were misclassified as independent contractors by the defendants during their employment from February to May 2015. The plaintiffs holds Credico (USA) LLC, Red Tower Marketing, Inc., Diana Rojas responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime wages, failed to pay minimum wages, did not provide itemized wage statements and failed to reimburse workers for business expenses.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, restitution, statutory penalties, liquidated damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Michael L. Freedman of Lighten & Liss-Riordan PC in San Francisco and by Harold Lichten and Jill Kahn of the same firm in Boston.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-01221-LB