Employees and former employees of the Rangoon Ruby and Burmese Ruby restaurants will be receiving proper payment for the hours they worked thanks to a recent settlement reached in their wage violation case. A total of 298 employees filed the payment dispute a year ago and are happy with the final outcome. Other California residents whose employers have been shorting them pay may be able to take the same action that these employees did in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
The employees affected by the wage theft claimed that their employers required them to work beyond their scheduled hours and failed to pay them overtime. Some claimed that they were required to be on call 24/7, again without pay. A total of 211 employees say that they lost money due to working split shifts and not being paid the state-required differential -- which is equal to an extra hour of pay per shift.
The owners of the Rangoon Ruby and Burmese Ruby restaurants have not issued a recent statement regarding this matter. The settlement agreement was just reached mid-January. The total amount the company agreed to pay to cover penalties and unpaid wages is $4.97 million. The owners have also taken steps to improve how they treat and compensate their employees.
California residents who are hourly employees may not feel that the law is on their side when dealing with a wage and/or hour violation at their places of work. That is far from the truth. If everything falls into place, it may be possible to seek compensation following a payment dispute and seek to hold one's employer responsible for their actions.