Alpha Respiratory, Lincare hit with overtime lawsuit
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Non-exempt hourly employees working in California for Alpha Respiratory and Lincare can proceed with their lawsuit as a class action, according to an Aug. 10 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Honorable Judge Morrison England has ruled that non-exempt employees who worked for these companies in California since Oct. 21, 2010, can now seek back overtime wages and premiums for missed meal breaks. The lawsuit, originally filed by Riverside Labor Law Lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik in October 2014, alleges that the companies failed to pay their hourly employees in California overtime wages, failed to provide the legally mandated meal and rest breaks, and failed to provide accurate wage statements required by state law. In the coming months, all individuals who are part of the class action will be notified of their rights.