Kletter Law handles individual cases, PAGA claims and class action cases involving employment disputes. A class action is a lawsuit involving one or several persons suing on behalf of a group of a class of people who all have similar claims. A PAGA claim is a claim under the California Private Attorney General Act where one employee or several employees are deputized to act in the capacity of the California Labor Commissioner.
Class actions and PAGA claims provide a mechanism for employees to act together. For example, a group of employees may sue for overtime premium wages or denying employees their meal or rest breaks. While the harm done to one employee may result in a relatively small recovery, combining the claims of a group of similarly situated employees can result in a large recovery.
Common employment class actions and PAGA claims involve the following types of claims:
- Unpaid wages and/or unpaid overtime;
- Misclassification of employees as “exempt” from overtime pay;
- Failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks;
- Failure to reimburse employees for business expenses such as cell phone use; and
- Not including bonus pay in overtime calculations.
We have successfully represented more than 10,000 employees in class action and PAGA litigation in California.
Kletter Law has represented employees in multiple wage and hour class actions against large companies, including White Cap Construction Supply, Carters Retail, Inc., King Security Services, Inc. and Boudin Bakeries and obtained very favorable results. We are experienced, passionate and dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. If you have any questions about a potential case, call (415) 434-3400 or contact us online for an in-person consultation.