LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County delivery drivers have filed a class action lawsuit against a freight business, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Alfonzo Peterson and Miguel Ortega filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Sept. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Central Freight Lines Inc. alleging the defendant failed to provide employees with proper wages, benefits and incentives.
According to the complaint, Peterson, Ortega and other class members working for Central Freight as delivery drivers have suffered monetary damages from the defendant's wrongful business practice of denying employees overtime pay, meal periods, rest breaks, proper time records and all wages owed after termination.
The plaintiffs allege Central Freight Lines failed to pay for all hours worked, failed to accurately record all work hours of the employees and required employees to work through their daily meal periods.
Peterson and Ortega seek trial by jury, appoint themselves and their attorneys as class representatives and counsel, compensatory, economic and/or special damages, penalties, recovery of unreimbursed expenses, interest, attorney fees, litigation costs and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorneys Jonathan M. Lebe of Lebe Law APLC in Los Angeles, and by Rodney Mesriani of Mesriani Law Group APLC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-C-7057