Wage & hour class action alleging meal period violations, rounding claims

CRA’s labor consultants advised counsel to a supplier of construction materials in a California Labor Code class action claim alleging unpaid wages as a result of the client’s rounding policy and meal and rest break violations. CRA’s economists collected timekeeping and HR history data on warehouse employees across three locations, assisted in creating and narrowing the class list, and provided sample data production for the client to provide to opposing counsel. Analysis included class, workweek, pay period, and shift counts, calculated the percent of compliant and non-compliant meal periods, and analyzed the rounded vs. worked time to the nearest minute. The client used these calculations to derive damage estimates and settled the claims in pre-trial mediation.

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