Beleaguered Newspaper Faces Wage-Hour Class Action

Law360, New York (October 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former reporter at the Santa Barbara News-Press has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against her old employer, alleging that the newspaper failed to pay overtime to those working more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

The suit, which was filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Wednesday, also accused the News-Press of not providing accurate time records, semi-monthly wage statements or sufficient meal and rest periods.

“It is common for employers to unintentionally violate California’s strict employment laws,” said plaintiffs’...
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