Ampco System Parking Employees Reach Settlement over Wage and Hour Violations
In 2012, a $4.7 million settlement was reached between parking operating Ampco and its employees, arising out of its alleged violations of California labor laws.
The class action was filed in 2006, on behalf of thousands of parking lot attendants and cashiers alleging that Ampco systematically failed to provide compensation for overtime, missed meal and rest periods, and the statutory minimum wage. Ampco operates approximately 750 parking facilities in California.
California Law requires employers to pay overtime compensation of 1.5 times an employee’s base rate for all time worked over eight hours a day or forty hours a week. In addition, for employees who are unable to take meal or rest breaks, employers are required to pay an additional hour of compensation for each meal or rest break missed. According to the Plaintiffs, many Ampco parking lots only staffed one person at a time, which prevented such attendants from ever being able to take a meal or rest break.
If you or someone you know has failed to receive overtime compensation or compensation for missed meal and rest periods, please contact the attorneys at Khorrami, LLP for a free confidential consultation regarding your potential claims.