The Employment Lawyer Group has once again fought and won a difficult employee rights battle for a low paid worker. The Second Appellate District, Division 4 has now decided Vasquez v. Franklin Management in favor of the Employment Lawyers Group’s client, a $10.00 an hour maintenance worker for a company that manages apartment buildings.
The Court of Appeals held our employee client might have been justified in quitting his job because he was not being paid minimum wage, and was not being reimbursed for up to 30 miles a day he had to drive for his employer sometimes from Toluca Lake to Santa Monica.
Although I wrote part of the appeal and edited it, Associate Ann Guleser is to be commended for this employee rights victory.
Below a link, to my website where I wrote more about the appeal and its legal significance.
The full opinion can be found on the below website:
My office is going to see if this opinion can be published because it is important that low wage employees, especially minimum wage employees, be reimbursed for employment related travel expenses and if they do not that issue creates a forced to quit case or wrongful termination.