FRESNO – A Tulare County man alleges his former employer owes unpaid wages and has filed a class action suit.
Natcho Ramirez filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Nov. 9 in the Fresno County Superior Court against CSI Electrical Contractors Inc. and Does 1-50 alleging failure to pay minimum wages and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from October to mid-November 2017 as a journeyman electrician at a job site in Tranquility.
The plaintiff holds CSI Electrical Contractors Inc. and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide accurate itemized records reflecting hours worked, failed to pay premium wages for each non-provided meal and rest period, failed to compensate at the proper rate of one-and-a-half times the regular rate of pay or at two times the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 12 in a day, failed to pay a minimum wage and other alleged violations.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, certify class action, award unpaid wages, interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and further relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by James R. Hawkins and Christina M. Lucio of James Hawkins APLC in Irvine.
Fresno County Superior Court case number 18-CECG-04150