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Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:58

Auto Body Technicians Fail to Prove CA Minimum Wage Violations

Written by Joanne Deschenaux, Society for Human Resource Management

Two body shop employees who claimed they were not paid the minimum wage required by California law failed to prove their case, the California Court of Appeal ruled. The shop's time-keeping records, along with other testimonial evidence, contradicted the employees' claims of unpaid working time, the court noted.

Martin Juarez and Adrian Ramirez, who worked as repair technicians or "body men" at MB Body Shop, sued the shop, claiming that it failed to comply with California's minimum wage requirements because its piece-rate compensation system paid them only for time spent repairing vehicles and not for nonproductive time spent waiting for vehicles to be repaired, performing non-incidental cleaning activities, and attending meetings and training sessions.


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