A proposed class action lawsuit is pending against Smitty’s Grill (“Smitty’s”). The case was filed on behalf of all California-based current and former hourly-paid service employees and other related positions who worked for Smitty’s at any time since May 10, 2015. This letter will provide you with further information regarding this lawsuit. A copy of the Complaint can be requested from Richard E. Quintilone II Esq.
The lawsuit alleges that Smitty’s has failed to pay their employees for all wages earned, failed to provide and/or pay for all meal periods and/or rest breaks, failed to timely furnish accurate, itemized and legal wage statements; failed to timely provide all final pay due to them at time of termination; and other derivative allegations.
Quintilone & Associates (www.quintlaw.com) (the attorneys for the individual who filed the case), have a duty to represent the best interests of the current and former Smitty’s employees, by making our best attempts to obtain as much compensation as we can for them for the claims in this lawsuit. Our firms’ primary work is class actions and we have successfully prosecuted many employment law and consumer fraud class action cases. You also have the right to obtain your own attorney in this matter.
Smitty’s attorneys and/or investigators may contact you to discuss and/or obtain written statements from you regarding issues in this lawsuit. If you choose to speak with them, please remember that they do not represent your interests as a potential class member and are adverse to your positon. They have an obligation to defend Smitty’s by reducing the value of the wage claims of the employees. Anything you say to them can and will be used against you in court.
We would like to speak with current and former Smitty’s employees who have not previously contacted our offices, with no obligation and no cost to you. We believe you would like to know more about this lawsuit, so please contact us. Please know that we do not intend to voluntarily disclose, without Court Order, the fact that you contacted us, or anything we discuss, to Smitty’s or its attorneys.
Please contact us by calling 949.458.9675, e-mailing (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or faxing (949.45.9679) our office. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your consideration in assisting your fellow employees receive the wages and compensation you deserve.
Investigation and Counsel Involved
In furtherance of our investigation efforts, we are looking to interview other employees who experienced similar mistreatment or former employees or former assistant managers who have information regarding this conduct. If you have any questions regarding this case please contact:
California employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who participate in wage and hour complaints or investigations. If you feel you have been retaliated against, please feel free to contact any of the above-listed law firms or the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement for information. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileRetaliationComplaint.htm
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