Farmers Hit With Class Action Saying Wage Abuses Continue

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2015, 11:10 PM EST) -- Farmers Insurance Exchange has been hit with a putative class action in California court by current and former employees who say they have been shorted on overtime wages and breaks, despite an earlier settlement with claims representatives over the same issues.

The suit, filed Monday under California's Private Attorney General Act by four senior commercial claims representatives who seek to represent similarly situated workers, alleges that Farmers improperly classified them as exempt from overtime pay, while often requiring them to work more than eight hours a day and sometimes more than 40 hours per week.

"Upon information and belief, plaintiffs allege that...

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