LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Los Angeles labor law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against Packaging Corporation of America alleging that the company failed to properly calculate overtime compensation for their hourly employees. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Packaging Corporation of America failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to its employees. The Packaging Corporation of America lawsuit, Case No. 19STCV01113, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the complaint can be accessed by clicking here.
The class action complaint alleges that the company paid their non-exempt employees a non-discretionary incentive wage based upon their performance for the company. The complaint further alleges that the company failed to properly pay the correct amount of overtime compensation due to their non-exempt employees, because the company allegedly failed to include the incentive wage compensation as part of the employees’ “regular rate of pay” for purposes of calculating overtime compensation. As a result, the non-exempt employees working in California were allegedly systematically underpaid overtime compensation.
According to the class action complaint, the company’s non-exempt employees were also allegedly unable to take off duty meal breaks due to their rigorous work schedules. California labor laws require an employer to provide an employee required to perform work for more than five (5) hours during a shift with, a thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal break prior to the end of the employee’s fifth (5th) hour of work. The complaint alleges that the company did not provide their employees who forfeited meal breaks additional compensation.
If you think your company is violating the California Labor Code and would like to know if you qualify to make a claim, please contact attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw by calling (858) 952-0354.
Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, is an employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, and Chicago that dedicates its practice to helping employees, investors and consumers fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. If you need help in collecting unpaid overtime wages, unpaid commissions, being wrongfully terminated from work, and other employment law claims, contact one of their attorneys today.
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