Class Action Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Wells Fargo Loan Adjusters – Alleged Unlawful Practices in Violation of State Wage and Hour Laws
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on March 31, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (collectively, “Wells Fargo”) in United States District Court, Northern District of California, on behalf of Plaintiff and all non-exempt Loan Adjusters presently or formerly employed by Wells Fargo in California.
According to the complaint, the Wells Fargo Defendants, [f]or at least four years prior to the filing of [the] action and through to the present . . . consistently maintained and enforced against Defendants’ nonexempt hourly Loan Adjusters, among others, the following unlawful practices and policies, in violation of California state wage and hour laws:
(a) Defendants have had a consistent policy of failing to pay Class Member non-exempt hourly employees for all hours worked, whether regular time or overtime, and/or requiring them to work “off the clock” without compensation during the workday and workweek while pressuring them to perform tasks, duties, responsibilities, transferring products from one store to another, bag checks and other tasks;
(b) Defendants have had a consistent policy of requiring Class Members within the State of California, including Plaintiff, to work at least five (5) hours without a lawful meal period and failing to pay such employees one (1) hour of pay at the employees’ regular rate of compensation for each workday that the meal period is not provided, as required by California state wage and hour laws;
(c) Defendants have had a consistent policy of failing to provide Class Members rest periods of at least ten (10) minutes for every shift over three and a half (3.5) hours and/or seven (7) hours worked or a major fraction thereof and failing to pay such employees one (1) hour of pay at the employees regular rate of compensation for each workday that the rest period is not provided, as required by California state wage and hour laws;
(d) Defendants have consistently denied Class Members the ability to take timely meal and rest breaks or take them at all and have failed to pay the class the premium wages due for these violations;
(e) Defendants failed to pay Class Member employees all wages due and payable twice each calendar month;
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(g) Defendants failed to maintain accurate records of Class Members’ earned wages and work periods. [Emphasis added.]
Do You Believe Your Wage and Hour or Overtime Pay Rights Have Been Violated?
If you believe your wage and hour or overtime pay rights have been violated please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Partner Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your wage and hour or overtime rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a class action lawsuit.
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. prosecutes wage and hour class actions on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs. Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.