Pacific Western Bank Faces A Class Action Lawsuit That Claims The Banking Corporation Allegedly Failed To Pay Non-Exempt Employees Overtime Wages

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For more information about the class action lawsuit filed against Pacific Western Bank please call (866) 771-7099 to speak to Nicholas J. De Blouw at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik.

The Los Angeles labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Pacific Western Bank, alleging that the company failed to properly calculate overtime compensation for their hourly employees. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Pacific Western Bank, failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to its employees. The Pacific Western Bank lawsuit, Case No. BC682686, 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 claims that the company paid their non-exempt employees a non-discretionary incentive wage based upon their performance for the company. The complaint further claims that the company also allegedly failed to provide PLAINTIFFS and the other members of the CALIFORNIA CLASS with complete and accurate wage statements which failed to show, among other things, the correct overtime rate for overtime worked, including, work performed in excess of eight (8) hours in a workday and/or forty (40) hours in any workweek, and the correct penalty payments or missed meal and rest periods. Cal. Lab. Code § 226 provides that every employer shall furnish each of his or her employees with an accurate itemized wage statement in writing showing, among other things, gross wages earned and all applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding amount of time worked at each hourly rate.

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 and a second uninterrupted meal break when employees are required to work ten (10) hours. The complaint claims 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 today by calling (800) 568-8020.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik 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.

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