LOS ANGELES – A lab/production associate for an Orange employer has filed a class action over allegations he was misclassified as exempt from receiving overtime pay.
Armando Polino filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Toyo Ink America LLC and Does 1 to 100 alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor code.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours a week without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Toyo Ink America LLC and Does 1 to 100 responsible because the defendants also allegedly failed to provide meal and rest periods, failed to pay wages in a timely fashion and misclassified employees in order to avoid paying overtime wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks nominal damages, compensatory damages, restitution of all monies due, disgorgement, waiting time penalties, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Meghan E. George and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-04461-JAK-RAO