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Perez v The Roman Catholic Archishop of Los Angeles


Update - Judgment Granted!!!

That's right!  We're very pleased to inform you that the court signed the judgment affirming the settlement with the Roman Catholic Archbishop ("RCA") in regard to this case.

This matter was settled on behalf of "all current and former non-exempt, hourly employees of Defendant (RCA) who worked at Defendant's cemetery locations in the State of California as a cemetery grounds worker, or similar job titles or job duties, at any time from July 18, 2014 to the date of the preliminary approval - that is, when the court approved our motion in September of last year.

It's been almost 4 years since we filed our PAGA action.

Have you moved in the past six years or so?  If so, please call Taylor Mitzner at Phoenix Class Action Administrators at  949-313-8083 to make sure your payment will be mailed to your home.


In the meantime, you may want to talk to us about your current situation.  Maybe you’ve been fired recently.  If you've been let go, no matter why, you may be entitled to unpaid wages for a variety of reasons.

If that's happened, or it happens in the future, call my office at 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200.  Or you can email me directly at tom@falveylaw.com and explain your situation.  Please give as much detail as you can.

Or, if you're working at another job or location, and feel you aren't being paid fairly, call us.  Maybe you're not making minimum wage, or getting paid overtime.  Or not getting paid a daily one-hour payment premium if you're forced to miss a meal or rest break.

Hopefully, you are still working and things are okay.  Times have been tough, the past year.  So if this case helps you, all the better.

We wish you safety, health, and a terrific year.

Tom Falvey


Update - April, 2020 - Motion for Preliminary Approval Filed!

We're very pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative settlement with the Roman Catholic Archbishop ("RCA") in regard to this case.

Just so it's clear, this matter was settled on behalf of "all current and former non-exempt, hourly employees of Defendant (RCA) who worked at Defendant's cemetery locations in the State of California as a cemetery grounds worker, or similar job titles or job duties, at any time from July 18, 2014 to the date of the preliminary approval - that is, when the court approves out motion.

We hope and assume that the court will grant our motion for preliminary approval.  As you can understand, the courts, like all other businesses, are having to take more time to get things done.  Thus we don't know when the court will rule on our motion.

In the meantime, you may want to talk to us about your current situation.  Maybe you’ve been fired recently.  If you've been let go, no matter why, you may be entitled to unpaid wages for a variety of reasons.

If that's happened, or it happens in the future, call my office at 626-795-0205.  Or you can email me at tom@falveylaw.com and explain your situation.  Please give as much detail as you can.

Or, if you're working at another job or location, and feel you aren't being paid fairly, call us.  Maybe you're not making minimum wage, or getting paid overtime.  Or not getting paid a daily one-hour penalty if you're forced to miss a meal or rest break.

Hopefully, you are still working and things are okay.  But if not, I'd be glad to hear from you.


Update July 15, 2019 - We Mediate Very Soon!  Help Us Now!

Do you or did you work at one of the cemeteries owned or operated by the Roman Catholic Archbishop in California since June, 2014?

We need your help!  Call us!  Email us!  If you have the names and phone numbers of others who also worked there on an hourly basis, we need to talk to you and them.

Do you have employment manuals?  Schedules?  Timesheets?  Calendars showing the hours you REALLY worked, as contrasted with what the Cemetery said you worked?  Send us whatever you have, and we might be able to use it in our case.

Can you send us copies of your earnings statements, and write on them to show how many hours you actually worked?  What can you do to help our case?  Only you know.

Call us at 626-795-0205 or write tom@falveylaw.com.

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Update - January, 2019

Okay, it’s been a half year since we filed this case, and we’re very hopeful that it will be resolved in favor of each of you who worked for the Roman Catholic Archbishop.

But the Archbishop won’t provide us with copies of all the work you did, what you actually wrote down for your time.

So if you worked at a cemetary owned and/or run by the Roman Catholic Archbiship as a cemetary worker, give us a call.

NO MATTER WHAT, START MAKING COPIES OF ALL THE WORK YOU DO, BEFORE YOU TURN IT IN.  

Have you ever noticed that you don’t get paid for all the work you’ve done?  Maybe you weren’t scheduled for all the time you worked that day, but if you had to do the work because your employer said it had to get done, then you’re entitled to be paid for it.  

We can go back four years regarding the work you did if you were one of the members of this potential class action.  So if this case applies to you, do yourself a favor and contact us.

Either call us at 626-795-0205 or email us at Tom@falveylaw.com.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks very much.

Tom Falvey


Plaintiff's Allegations

Our office has recently joined with Boyamian Law in filing both a Class Action and a Private Attorney General Action (“PAGA”) on behalf of Carlos Perez against the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles (hereafter, “Archbishop” or “Defendant”) at cemetery locations owned and operated by the Archbishop in California for various matters relating to unpaid wages arising out of his employment with that entity .  

The Class Action goes back 4 years from it's filing last summer, back to about June of 2014.

The PAGA case somewhat like a class action but is technically different under the law.  It only covers time worked going back to a year before we filed with the Labor Workforce and Development Agency (so it covers from July 17, 2017 forward).

Mr. Perez worked as a cemetery employee in Los Angeles County for Defendant, and seeks to represent those current and former hourly non-exempt employees who worked at other like institutions operated by the Archbishop in California during that time period.

In particular, we allege that the Archbishop failed to provide such employees working an 8-hour or longer day a second legally compliant rest break to these employees.   For each such missed rest break, those employees were entitled to one hour of pay per day.  As a result, if our allegations are correct, Defendant failed to pay minimum wages and overtime wages, and likewise failed to compensate such employees for all wages earned and to accurately report all wages earned, and hours worked.  Please see attached filing for details.

At this point you can do one of several things if you worked in such a capacity for the Archbishop since August of 2017.  You can help us by calling or emailing us, and providing us with the names and telephone numbers and contact information of people with whom you worked there. Or you can call any other attorney to talk about that as well.  Or you can request help from the Labor Commissioner.  Or you can do nothing at all.  It’s up to you.

If you do want to do something to possibly help yourself and us in helping such employees, however, we ask you either call us at 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200.  You might also wish to email us, and you can do so at tom@falveylaw.com.  

You might even send documents relating to your working there to us in the mail (such as earning statements, direct deposit slips, paystubs, schedules, timesheets or texts or email, that kind of thing).  It's happened before.  You never know how it might help now.

Thanks very much.  We hope to hear from you soon.

Tom Falvey


Case Documents

2018-07-17 Perez v. Roman Catholic Archbishop - PAGA Letter to LWDA

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