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Golftec Management Faces $5M Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Labor Violations

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Golftec Management Faces $5M Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Labor Violations

Plaintiff Ronald Li is leading a class action lawsuit against Golftec Management LLC, alleging a series of labor law violations. The allegations include failure to pay minimum and overtime wages, failure to provide required meal and rest periods, failure to provide accurate itemized statements, failure to reimburse employees for required expenses, failure to pay sick pay wages, discrimination and retaliation violations, and wrongful termination.

What Laws Did Golftec Management Allegedly Violate?

California labor laws are designed to protect employees from unfair treatment and exploitation. They set minimum standards for wages, hours of work, and working conditions. The plaintiff alleges that Golftec Management has violated these laws in several ways. For example, the company allegedly failed to pay minimum wage and overtime compensation, which is required by law for any work over eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.

Additionally, the company is accused of failing to provide required meal and rest periods. Under California law, employees are entitled to a 30-minute meal break for every five hours worked and a 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked. The lawsuit alleges that Golftec Management did not comply with these requirements.

What Led to the Filing of the Lawsuit?

The plaintiff, Ronald Li, claims that he and other employees were not properly compensated for all hours worked, including time spent on meal and rest breaks. The lawsuit alleges that Golftec Management knowingly and willfully violated labor laws by failing to pay proper wages and denying employees their legally mandated breaks.

The lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to reimburse employees for necessary business expenses, a violation of California Labor Code Section 2802. Furthermore, Li alleges that he was wrongfully terminated after raising concerns about these issues, a claim that, if proven, would constitute retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Who Are the Class Members?

The class members in this lawsuit are defined as all individuals who were employed by Golftec Management in California and classified as non-exempt employees during the period in question. This includes both current and former employees who may have experienced the same alleged labor law violations.

While the exact number of class members is not specified in the lawsuit, the inclusion of all non-exempt employees suggests that the class could potentially include hundreds or even thousands of individuals.

What Damages Are Being Sought?

The plaintiff is seeking a variety of damages on behalf of the class members, including unpaid wages, interest, penalties, and statutory costs. While the exact amount is not specified in the lawsuit, it is expected to be at least five million dollars.

In addition to monetary damages, the lawsuit also seeks injunctive relief to prevent Golftec Management from continuing its alleged unlawful business practices. This could potentially include changes to the company's policies and procedures to ensure compliance with labor laws.

What's Next in the Case?

As the case moves forward, the court will need to determine whether the lawsuit can proceed as a class action. This will involve assessing whether the plaintiff can adequately represent the interests of the class members and whether the alleged labor law violations are sufficiently similar to warrant a class action.

If the case is certified as a class action, the discovery process will begin, during which both sides will gather evidence to support their claims and defenses. Depending on the outcome of this process, the case could potentially go to trial or be settled out of court.

Case Facts

  • Status:
    Lawsuit Filed
  • Case Number:
    23-CIV-02883
  • Filing Date:
    June 26, 2023
  • Jurisdiction:
    San Mateo County Superior Courts
  • State:
    California
  • Court:
    Southern Branch Hall Of Justice And Records
  • Plaintiff:
    Ronald Li
  • Defendant:
    Golftec Management LLC
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP
  • Defendant Firm:
  • Claims Administrator:
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