Amazon Class Action Lawsuit: Employee 10-Minute Break Violation
Under California law, all employees who work over 3.5 hours a day are entitled to a paid 10-minute rest break. However, some employers fail to adhere to this requirement.
Current or past employees of the online retailer Amazon may not have received the full amount of rest breaks as defined by law. If you are currently employed by Amazon, or if you have been employed by the company in the past, contact the experienced Amazon class action attorneys at Arnold Law Firm as soon as possible.
You may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit against the company and receive monetary compensation for unpaid break time. All initial consultations are free, and we only get paid if you win.
Paid Break Laws in California
When an employee works for eight or more hours, he or she is entitled to a 10-minute rest break every four hours. By law, all employees must be allowed to take a full 10 minutes of rest. Therefore, any travel time to or from a designated break area cannot be deducted from the allotted 10 minutes.
By law, all employees must be allowed to take a full 10 minutes of rest.
In this sense, California law requires "net" 10-minute breaks, wherein an employee is legally allowed to get a full 10 minutes of rest per each four hours of work performed. Such employee 10-minute breaks are an important part of California employment laws, which serve to protect the rights, welfare and dignity of all California employees.
However, Amazon employees claim the company violates California’s Net 10 Minute Break rule, and therefore, they have filed a class action lawsuit against the company.
If you have questions regarding your ability to join the Amazon class action lawsuit, contact the Arnold Law Firm today. Our knowledgeable attorneys will answer any questions you may have, and they will help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation from the lawsuit.
Amazon Workers' Lawsuits in Sacramento
Several Amazon employees, both past and present, claim the company violates California’s net 10-minute break rule; therefore, they have filed a class action lawsuit against the company. As per the Amazon workers’ lawsuit, the company considers the walk to and from designated break areas (a total of five minutes or more) to be part of the 10-minute break time, thereby depriving employees of a minimum of half of their rest time.
If found guilty of the allegations, Amazon will be legally obligated to compensate all current and past employees affected by the lawsuit. For some employees, this means Amazon will have to pay them one full hour of pay per each day they worked, for a period of up to four years.
Amazon may also have to compensate its employees for failing to provide this back pay in a timely fashion, as well as for failing to inform employees they were entitled to back pay for lost break time.
Violating the rights of hardworking California citizens is unethical, unfair, and illegal. If you suspect you are a victim of Amazon’s alleged 10-minute break violation, contact the Arnold Law Firm today.
Our knowledgeable class action attorneys will answer any questions you may have, and we will help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation from the lawsuit. We have fought tirelessly for the rights of California workers for over forty years, and we will do the same for you.