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Perez v The Roman Catholic Archishop of Los Angeles


Plaintiff's Allegations

Our office has recently joined with Boyamian Law in filing 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 .  A PAGA case somewhat like a class action but is technically different under the law.  This case 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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