Scotts Stiffs Merchandising Workers Out of OT, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 8, 2015, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Lawn care giant The Scotts Company LLC stiffed employees who arranged its retail displays on overtime pay, did not provide them with sufficient breaks and did not compensate their expenses, a putative class action filed Tuesday in California state court alleges.

Everado Gonzalez claims the lawn care merchandising company violated several sections of California Labor Code by not properly accounting for the hours worked by the employees who arrange products in retail stores and by not granting them lunch breaks, he says in his complaint.

"We do believe there will be hundreds of people who will be part of this," said...

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