SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., and PATTERSON, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Cyber Monday numbers are starting to come in, a class action lawsuit says online giant, Amazon.com is taking unfair and illegal advantage of workers. Joshua Haffner of Haffner Law has just filed a class-action lawsuit against the online cyber giant for violations of California state labor laws.
"We have been learning of sweat-shop like conditions for workers, who work long shifts and have not been able to get the appropriate rest breaks and overtime that is required," said Haffner, a Los Angeles based attorney who specializes in wage-and-labor class action cases.
"It's unfair to the workers who are low paid and working as hard as they can to make ends meet and be good employees," said Haffner. "Providing the short break required by law isn't too much to ask."
The lawsuit, filed against Golden State FC, LLC dba Amazon.com in Sacramento County's Superior Court, says, "Defendant failed to provide Plaintiff and Class members a third rest break when they worked over 10 hours of on-the-clock time, and were scheduled for a 10 hour shift (or 10 1/2 hour shift including meal break time)."
It goes onto say Amazon.com has "caused Plaintiff and Class members damages including, but not limited to, loss of wages and compensation… Failing to pay overtime wages, failing to pay premium wages for missed meal and rest breaks and failing to pay all wages owed on each pay period."
"Amazon is known to want to help shoppers save a penny," said Haffner. "But that penny shouldn't be saved at the expense of hard workers by shorting them the money they have earned."
Joshua H. Haffner is a Los Angeles based lawyer specializing in representing individuals injured or victimized by negligence, insurance bad faith, or other wrongdoing. For over 20 years, Joshua has handled civil litigation for plaintiffs involving serious personal injury, insurance bad faith, class actions, fraud, and other tort cases.
SOURCE Haffner Law