SACRAMENTO – A professional security services company is alleged to have failed to pay security guards the correct rate for overtime work.
Zukeyna Copeland filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Challenge Security Services Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from September 2017 to February 2018 as a security guard in Sacramento. She alleges she was frequently unable to leave her post to take meal and rest breaks and was not paid the correct rate for overtime work.
The plaintiffs hold Challenge Security Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep or provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked and failed to compensate its employees with the correct rate for overtime wages.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, certifying case as a collective action, designate named plaintiff as representative and her counsel as class counsel, declaratory relief, award unpaid wages, liquidated damages, statutory and civil penalties, restitution, actual damages, interest, civil penalties, attorneys’ fees, expenses, costs, and further relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Jeffrey R. Krinsk and Trenton R. Kashima of Finkelstein & Krinsk LLP in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 2:18-cv-01435