Two former Jenny Craig employees Tammy Weinstein and Melissa Pallini have filed an unpaid wages class-action lawsuit, alleging that the diet chain giant shortchanged them by a 1/2 hour per day for every shift they worked, even though they worked during their 30-minute break times.

If this is found to be true it is a in violation of employment law.  According to the State Department of Employment, “Unless the employee is relieved of all duty during his or her 30 minute meal period, the meal period shall be considered an “on duty” meal period that is counted as hours worked  which must be compensated at the employee’s regular rate of pay.”

Jenny Craig is a commercial diet program that features portion-controlled, prepackaged meals supplemented by store-bought vegetables and fruit.  Jenny Craig also offers support through weekly counseling sessions.

If your employer has owes you money, please give California Employment Attorney, Todd M. Friedman a call at (877) 449-8898 for a free consultation.

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