Healthcare Services Group alleged to have failed to compensate employees for all hours worked

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A former employee of a housekeeping company has filed a class action over allegations she was not paid for all hours worked.

Mary Jane Gonzales, on behalf of the state of California and all aggrieved employees, filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Healthcare Services Group Inc., HCSG West LLC and Does 1-50 citing state labor code.

According to the complaint, between March 2017 and February, Gonzales was employed by defendants' as an hourly, non-exempt laundry worker and worked for approximately eight hours each day.

The plaintiff holds Healthcare Services Group Inc., HCSG West LLC and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to authorize employees to take meal periods and rest breaks to which they are entitled by law, failed to provide the required premium pay for missed or noncompliant meal and rest breaks and failed to compensate employees for all hours worked.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for civil penalties, attorneys' fees, costs of suit, and for such other and further relief as the court deem just and proper. She is represented by Carolyn Hunt Cottrell, Ori Edelstein and Scott K. Gordon of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP in Emeryville.

San Francisco Superior Court case number CGC18570988

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