Gamestop, the self-proclaimed, ” world’s largest video game retailer with over 6600 stores in 15 countries worldwide and online, ” is facing a wage and hour class action lawsuit following allegations that systematically neglected to pay their employees for all hours worked. (Case No. 37-2012-00098353-CU-OE-CTL)
According to the plaintiffs, they were required to clock-out, but continue working off the clock to fulfill their daily tasks. Additionally, the Complaint alleges that Gamestop “consistently does not allocate enough labor hours such that there is not enough time for the employees to complete their required duties within the allocated labor hours.” Consequently, the employees were systematically denied compensation for the actual number of hours worked.
Additionally, the Complaint asserts that Gamestop employees were regularly denied meal and rest breaks, and there was no policy in place to compensate employees for missed meal or rest breaks.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees must receive at least the minimum wage and at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. “Hours worked” includes all time an employee must be on duty, or on the employer’s premises or at any other prescribed place of work.
If your employer has violated California Employment Law and/or owes you money, please give Employment Attorney Todd M. Friedman at 877-449-8898 for a free consultation.