Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, Files Action Against Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc. in PAGA Action Only, Alleging California Labor Code Violations

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For more information about the lawsuit against Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak with an experienced California labor attorney today.

Los Angeles Employment Lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a lawsuit against Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc., alleging that the company violated Labor Code § 2699, et seq. seeking penalties for DEFENDANT’s alleged violation of California Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 221, 226(a), 226.7, 227.3, 510, 512, 558(a)(1) (2), 1194, 1197, 1197.1, 1198, and 2802. The lawsuit against Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc. is currently pending in Riverside County Superior Court, Case No. CVPS2106492. To read a copy of the complaint, please Click here.

According to the lawsuit filed, Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc. failed to fully relieve Plaintiff and other injured employees for their legally required thirty (30) minutes. meal breaks. The employees were also allegedly required, from time to time, to work more than four (4) hours without benefiting from the ten (10) minute rest periods required by law. The California Supreme Court defines off-duty rest periods as the time during which an employee is relieved of all work-related duties and free from employer control.

PAGA is a mechanism by which the State of California itself can enforce state labor laws through the employee suing under the PAGA who does so as an agent or agent of the labor agencies enforcement of state labor laws. A civil penalty action under PAGA is fundamentally an enforcement action designed to protect the public, not to benefit private parties. The purpose of PAGA is not to recover damages or restitution, but to create a means of “delegating” citizens as private attorneys general to enforce the Labor Code.

For more information about the lawsuit against Desert Regional Medical Center, Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak with an experienced California labor attorney today.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP is a labor law firm with law firms located in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, Santa Clara County, Orange County and San Francisco County. The company has a statewide practice of representing employees on an emergency basis for violations involving unpaid wages, overtime, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other types of illegal conduct in the workplace.

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