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ABM had previously obtained an exemption from the Department of Labor Standards Enforcements which legally allowed the guards to take on duty breaks, but when the exemption came up for renewal, ABM made a business decision not to renew the exemption, and instead decided to take their chances that the court would find their conduct to be legal.
Lead Counsel for the class, Drew Pomerance and Michael Adreani of Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP were obviously pleased with today’s ruling.
Pomerance comments, “We fought hard for seven years and are very grateful that the court agreed with what we have all along believed the law to be. ABM’s conduct is the poster-child for how California businesses should not behave, and it’s very satisfying to see a court finally hold them accountable.”
Adreani comments, “This is a message to employers to remain diligent in complying with California’s wage and hour laws. RPNA will continue to advise our employer clients on the proper means of conducting business in this State.”
SOURCE Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP