Wells Fargo Hit With Lawsuit Filed by Employees
A class action lawsuit was filed against Wells Fargo for allegedly permitting and/or requiring telephone-dedicated employees to perform unpaid work before and after their scheduled shift times.
Consumers claim that Wells Fargo knowingly required and/or permitted their employees to do unpaid work which includes but is not limited to booting up computers, initializing several software programs, reading company issued emails and instructions at the beginning of their shifts, and completing customer service calls, securing their workstations, locking their desk drawers, and securing any customer or proprietary information at the end of their shifts.
You can read about the case under the name Droesch v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. 3:20-cv-06751-JSC, N.D. CA.
Are you or a family member employed with Wells Fargo and have experienced unpaid hours before and after the scheduled time shift? If you think that you are affected by this lawsuit send us a message today for help.
What to Know About the Wells Fargo Unpaid Hours Class Action Lawsuit
The class action lawsuit claims that “employees had to be ready to handle a call at the start of their scheduled shift times. In order to be ready to handle a call, employees had to first boot up their computers and open various software programs necessary for handling a call. Employees had to be available to handle calls until the end of their scheduled shift time.”
The complaint says that “after accessing their computers, employees were required to open and initialize several software programs, such as DAT, Hogan, CIV, Visa, Claims, SOTA, among others. Opening all the necessary programs and systems would take additional time. Employees sometimes were required to read company emails and instructions prior to the start of their scheduled shift time.”
Wells Fargo was accused of maintaining “a policy and practice of failing to pay employees for hours worked, such as the time engaged in work tasks completed before and after their shift… which should qualify as overtime within the meaning of applicable federal and state laws.”
The class action lawsuit accuses the company of violating “the FLSA, which requires non-exempt employees to be compensated for all hours worked including overtime work at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay.”
Wells Fargo is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, N.C. General Statutes, California Labor Code, and the Unlawful and/or Unfair Competition Law Violations under the California Business & Professions Code.
Editor’s note on the Wells Fargo Unpaid Hours Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Wells Fargo Unpaid Hours Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the Wells Fargo Employee Unpaid Work Hours class action lawsuit has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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