Domino’s Pizza’s largest Northern California franchisee is the Defendant in a new class action filed earlier this week. The lawsuit was filed by the California employment lawyers of Zakay Law Group, APC and the law offices of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, Bhowmik, De Blouw, LLP. The plaintiff in the action filed the complaint in the San Francisco Superior Court in California.
The lawsuit was filed as a proposed class action, whereby the Plaintiff is seeking to prosecute claims on her own behalf, but also on behalf of other similarly situated employees who worked for the Domino’s Pizza franchisee in the last 4 years. The name of the franchisee is NFG San Francisco, LLC. NFG operates more than 40 Domino’s Pizza nationwide, more than 10 of which are located in California.
The lawsuit centers around the Defendant’s meal period policy and practice. The plaintiff is claiming that NFG fails to provide its employees with a timely, off-duty, meal break in accordance with California employment laws. The plaintiff is further claims that when meal breaks are late, the Defendant fails to pay a meal break premium, as required by the California Labor Code. Furthermore, the action also claims that the Defendant fails to provide mandatory rest breaks. As a result of these violations, Plaintiff argues, Defendant’s pay statements are inaccurate. Finally, plaintiff contends that these violations of California labor laws also constitute an unfair business practice, and also violate the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
The action is seeking monetary damages for the missed meal breaks and missed rest breaks. In addition, the action is seeking civil penalties permitted under the Labor Code for waiting time violations and the inaccurate paystubs. Finally, the action is seeking penalties under PAGA and a court order compelling the Defendant to comply with the California labor code.
For more information about the lawsuit, you can review the complaint here.
If you or anyone you know may be the subject of an illegal meal break policy, please do not hesitate to contact our California employment attorney for a free consultation.