Wage and Hour
A Hispanic employee at a local fruit packing company alleged that she and the other Hispanic employees did not receive pay for numerous overtime hours worked. The employees alleged that their manager deducted time from their hours worked for a lunch break each day, even though they did not always take a lunch break. During the investigation, it was discovered that the packing company also failed to pay the employees for additional hours worked in the peak season. Defense costs totaled $37,000. The case settled for $75,000.