A lawsuit filed against Citibank N.A. by a group of employees alleges they were not properly compensated for all the hours they worked. The lawsuit was filed through labor law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP on behalf of the employees, who claim that Citibank violated state and federal wage and hour laws by failing to pay them overtime wages and minimum wages for all compensable hours worked.
The lawsuit alleges Citibank failed to pay its employees for work they performed before and after their scheduled shifts, and for work they performed during their meal breaks. The lawsuit further alleges Citibank did not provide its employees with accurate wage statements that showed the total number of hours they worked and the correct rate of pay.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are seeking unpaid wages, interest, and other damages. The lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of all non-exempt employees who worked for Citibank N.A. in California within the last four years.
Citibank N.A. has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
Related Legal Actions
The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of legal actions filed against financial institutions for wage and hour violations. In recent years, major banks and financial firms have faced lawsuits alleging they violated state and federal labor laws by failing to pay their employees overtime wages, minimum wages, and other benefits.
The growing number of wage and hour lawsuits against financial institutions underscores the importance of employers complying with state and federal labor laws. Employers should ensure they properly classify their employees as exempt or non-exempt, accurately record their employees’ hours worked, and pay their employees in accordance with applicable wage and hour laws.
Employees who believe that their employer violated wage and hour laws may be entitled to compensation for their unpaid wages, as well as other damages. An experienced employment attorney could help determine their legal options.