Garcia & Artigliere Files Class Action Against Holiday Retirement for Unfair Labor Practices
Suit falls on heels of $7.5 million settlement against Holiday for similar matter
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – National law firm Garcia & Artigliere filed a class action lawsuit against Harvest Management Sub LLC dba Holiday Retirement, which owns, operates and manages more than 300 independent senior living facilities throughout the country, for intentionally misclassifying employees as “exempt” to avoid paying overtime wages.
The complaint, filed by former employee Tara Shaia and fellow employees, alleges that during her nearly ten-year employment as Executive Chef for one of Harvest’s senior retirement communities, she worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving overtime compensation as required by both federal and California law. The complaint also claims that Harvest failed to keep time records of its employees.
“This is the second unfair labor practice lawsuit against Holiday Retirement in less than a year,” said lead attorney Stephen M. Garcia. “Our goal is for these lawsuits to serve as a wake-up call for them that treating employees well below a fair standard is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
The complaint demands a jury trial and seeks damages including loss of earning for hours of overtime worked and attorneys’ fees and costs.