San Diego, CA - September 25, 2017 -- The San Diego employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik filed a proposed class action Complaint against Guild Mortgage Company for allegedly failing to provide their California employees with the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods and allegedly failing to pay all overtime due to their California employees. The Guild Mortgage Company lawsuit, Case No. 37-2017-00034799-CU-OE-CTL is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the Complaint can be read by clicking here.
The lawsuit filed against Guild Mortgage Company alleges that the company as a matter of corporate policy, practice and procedure, intentionally, knowingly and systematically failed to reimburse and indemnify its employees for required business expenses incurred by the employees in direct consequence of discharging their duties on behalf of Guild Mortgage Company. Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employers are required to indemnify employees for all expenses incurred in the course and scope of their employment.
Additionally, the complaint further alleges Guild Mortgage Company committed acts of unfair competition in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq. (the “UCL”), by engaging in a company-wide policy and procedure which failed to accurately record overtime worked by their employees.
The Complaint also alleges that the employees working in California for Guild Mortgage Company were not always able to take their thirty minute uninterrupted meal breaks before their fifth hour of work. California law requires employers to provide their non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis with thirty minute meal periods before the employee works five hours. The penalty for failing to provide adequate meal breaks is one hour of pay under the California Labor Code.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik is a California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties that dedicates its practice to helping employees, fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act.