Workman Law

Fredrick v. ACE Security


Plaintiffs are former employees of ACE Security Systems, Inc. dba ASC Security USA (“Defendant”).  Both Plaintiffs held manager positions, also referred to as branch manager or team lead, as well as the position of sales representative.  In their Complaint, filed on April 23, 2015, Plaintiffs allege Defendant took deductions from the Plaintiffs’ wages, and those wages of those similarly situated employees, for things such as new equipment and customer activations.  Plaintiffs allege that these deductions violated California Labor Code section 221.  Plaintiffs also allege that Defendant failed to reimburse Plaintiffs, and those similarly situated employees, for all expenses incurred to do their job for such things such as equipment, customer activation charges, and contests in violation of California Labor Code section 2802.  When Plaintiffs held the team lead, branch manager, and manager positions, Defendants classified Plaintiffs, and those similarly situated as exempt and failed to pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 8 hours in one day or 40 hours in one week. Given Plaintiffs did not meet the requirements of any of the exemptions set forth in the applicable Wage Order, Plaintiffs allege that Defendant’s failure to pay overtime violated California Labor Code sections 510 and 1194, and applicable Wage Orders. 

The parties have reached a settlement in this matter.  The Court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on April 1, 2016, and class notice was mailed to the class members on April 18, 2016, and final Approval on June 17, 2016.



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