Cinemark Skirted Meal Break Regulations, Workers Claim

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Movie theater operator Cinemark USA Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California state court Thursday by employees alleging that they were denied the meal breaks and rest periods mandated by state law.

Joseph Amey, an employee at one of Cinemark's Los Angeles theaters, claimed the company violated California Labor Code by denying workers meal breaks and rest periods and trying to conceal the magnitude and financial impact of its conduct by not providing itemized wage statements, according to the suit filed in Los...
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