McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc.

Filing 83

STIPULATION AND ORDER re 73 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER TO GRANT PLAINTIFF LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES filed by Cynthia McMahon. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 2/24/17. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/24/2017)

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Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73 Filed 01/26/17 Page 1 of 3 1 GARY D. FRIEDMAN (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) gary.friedman@weil.com 2 WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES, LLP 767 Fifth Avenue 3 New York, NY 10153 Telephone: 4 Facsimile: (212) 310-8000 (212) 310-8007 5 CHRISTOPHER J. COX (Bar No. 151650) chris.cox@weil.com 6 WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES, LLP 201 Redwood Shores Parkway 7 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Telephone: (650) 802-3029 8 Facsimile: (650) 802-3100 9 Attorneys for Defendant TUESDAY MORNING, INC. 10 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 13 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 14 15 CYNTHIA MCMAHON, on behalf of 16 Plaintiff, 17 18 v. TUESDAY MORNING, INC., a Texas 19 corporation; and DOES 1-50, inclusive, 20 CASE NO. 3:14-cv-05547 (EMC) herself, all others similarly situated, (Removed from Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. C-14-02113) STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO GRANT PLAINTIFF LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES Defendants. Judge: Hon. Edward M. Chen 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO GRANT PLAINTIFF LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO. 3:14-CV-05547 (EMC) WGM_TRAILER Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73 Filed 01/26/17 Page 2 of 3 1 Defendant Tuesday Morning, Inc. (“Defendant”) and Plaintiff Cynthia McMahon 2 (“Plaintiff”) (collectively, the “Parties”), by and through their respective counsel of record, 3 hereby stipulate as follows: 4 WHEREAS, on December 1, 2016, Plaintiff filed her Notice of Motion and Motion for 5 Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement (ECF No. 63); 6 WHEREAS, pursuant to this Court’s December 7, 2016 Order re Supplemental Briefing 7 (ECF No. 66), the Parties submitted the Joint Supplemental Brief in Response to the Court’s 8 December 7, 2016 Order With Respect to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class 9 Action Settlement (ECF No. 69), which, in part, informed the Court that the Parties will file the 10 instant Stipulation proposing an amendment to the operative complaint for settlement purposes to 11 clarify the inclusion of a PAGA claim in the instant action; 12 NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED that Plaintiff may 13 file the [Proposed] First Amended Complaint, which is attached as Exhibit 1 to this Stipulation. 14 The [Proposed] First Amended Complaint will be deemed filed and served as of the date on the 15 Order granting this Stipulation. 16 17 18 IT IS SO STIPULATED. Respectfully submitted, 19 20 DATED: January 26, 2017 WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 21 22 By: 23 24 /s/ Gary D. Friedman Gary D. Friedman (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Attorneys for Defendant TUESDAY MORNING, INC. 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO GRANT PLAINTIFF LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT 1 CASE NO. 3:14-CV-05547 (EMC) Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73 Filed 01/26/17 Page 3 of 3 1 DATED: January 26, 2017 SETAREH LAW GROUP 2 3 By: 4 5 6 /s/ Shaun Setareh Shaun Setareh Attorneys for Plaintiff CYNTHIA MCMAHON Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(i)(3), the filer attests that concurrence in the filing of 7 this document has been obtained from each of the above signatories. 8 S 2/24/17 By: UNIT ED 11 DATED: ORD T IS SO RT U O 9 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. TES DISTRICT C TA 10 ERED 15 16 A H ER LI RT 14 FO NO 13 R NIA I The Honorable Edward M. Chen United States District Judge en d M. Ch e Edwar Judg 12 N F D IS T IC T O R C 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO GRANT PLAINTIFF LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT 2 CASE NO. 3:14-CV-05547 (EMC) Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 1 of 13 EXHIBIT A Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 2 of 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Shaun Setareh (SBN 204514) shaun@setarehlaw.com Thomas Segal (SBN 222791) thomas@setarehlaw.com SETAREH LAW GROUP 9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 907 Beverly Hills, California 90212 Telephone: (310) 888-7771 Facsimile: (310) 888-0109 Attorneys for Plaintiff, CNYTHIA MCMAHON UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 10 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 12 13 14 CYNTHIA MCMAHON, on behalf of herself, all others similarly situated, and the general public, 15 Plaintiff, Case No. 3:14-cv-05547 (EMC) CLASS ACTION FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR: 16 17 18 vs. TUESDAY MORNING, INC., a Texas corporation; and DOES 1-50, inclusive, 19 20 Defendants. 21 1. Failure to Provide Rest Periods (Lab. Code §§ 204, 223, 226.7, and 1198); 2. Failure to Timely Pay All Final Wages (Lab. Code §§ 201-203); 3. Unfair Competition (Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq.); 4. Civil Penalties (Lab. Code §§ 2698, et seq.). JURY TRIAL DEMANDED 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 3 of 13 1 2 Plaintiff, CYNTHIA MCMAHON (hereafter “Plaintiff”), on behalf of herself, all others similarly situated, and the general public, complains and alleges as follows: 3 INTRODUCTION 4 1. Plaintiff brings this class and representative action against defendant TUESDAY 5 MORNING, INC., a Texas corporation and DOES 1 through 50 inclusive (hereafter 6 “Defendants”) for alleged violations of the Labor and Business and Professions Codes. As set 7 forth below, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants have failed to provide them with rest periods, 8 failed to pay premium wages for unprovided rest periods, and failed to pay for all wages upon 9 termination. Based on these alleged Labor Code violations, Plaintiff now brings this class and 10 representative action to recover unpaid wages, restitution, and related relief on behalf of herself, 11 all others similarly situated, and the general public. 12 2. Venue is proper in this forum because Defendant has numerous and substantial 13 contacts with the Northern District, including multiple store locations in Northern California 14 which employ class members. 15 16 PARTIES A. 17 Plaintiff 3. Plaintiff worked for Defendants in an hourly position in a retail store during all 18 relevant time periods. 19 B. 20 21 22 Defendants 4. Defendant Tuesday Morning, Inc. is a Texas corporation authorized to do business in California. 5. Plaintiff is ignorant of the true names, capacities, relationships, and extent of 23 participation in the conduct alleged herein, of the Defendants sued as Does 1-50, inclusive, but 24 is informed and believes that said Defendants are legally responsible for the conduct alleged 25 herein and therefore sues these Defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff will amend this 26 complaint to allege both the true names and capacities of the Doe Defendants when ascertained. 27 28 6. Plaintiff is informed and believes that each Defendant acted in all respects pertinent to this action as the agent of the other Defendants, carried out a joint scheme, business 1 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 4 of 13 1 plan or policy in all respects pertinent hereto, and that the acts of each Defendant are legally 2 attributable to each of the other Defendants. 3 4 CLASS ALLEGATIONS 7. This action has been brought and may be maintained as a class action pursuant to 5 Code of Civil Procedure § 382 because there is a well-defined community of interest among the 6 persons who comprise the readily ascertainable classes defined below and because Plaintiff is 7 unaware of any difficulties likely to be encountered in managing this case as a class action. 8 9 10 8. beginning four years prior to the filing of this action until judgment is entered. 9. 11 The class and subclass members are defined as follows: Rest Break Class: All hourly employees of Defendants in California who worked a shift in excess of 3.5 hours during the Relevant Time Period. 12 Wage Statement Penalties Class: All Hourly Employee Class members employed by Defendants in California during the period beginning one year before the filing of this action and ending when final judgment is entered. 13 14 15 Waiting Time Penalties Class: All Rest Break Class members who separated from their employment with Defendants during the period beginning three years before the filing of this action and ending when final judgment is entered. 16 17 18 UCL Class: All Rest Break Class members employed by Defendants in California during the Relevant Time Period. 19 20 21 Relevant Time Period: The relevant time period is defined as the time period 10. Reservation of Rights: Pursuant to Rule of Court 3.765(b), Plaintiff reserves the 22 right to amend or modify the class definitions with greater specificity, by further division into 23 subclasses, and/or by limitation to particular issues. 24 11. Numerosity: The class members are so numerous that the individual joinder of 25 each individual class member is impractical. While Plaintiff does not currently know the exact 26 number of class members, Plaintiff is informed and believes that the actual number exceeds the 27 minimum required for numerosity under California law. 28 12. Commonality and Predominance: Common questions of law and fact exist as 2 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 5 of 13 1 to all class members and predominate over any questions which affect only individual class 2 members. These questions include, but are not limited to: 3 A. 4 Have Defendants maintained a policy or practice of failing to provide employees with their rest breaks? 5 B. 6 Have Defendants failed to pay additional wages to class members when they have not been provided with required rest periods? 7 C. 8 Have Defendants applied policies or practices that result in late and/or incomplete final wage payments? 9 D. 10 Are Defendants liable to class members for waiting time penalties under Labor Code § 203? 11 E. 12 Are class members entitled to restitution of money or property that Defendants may have acquired from them through unfair competition? 13 13. Typicality: Plaintiff’s claims are typical of the other class members’ claims. 14 Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants have a policy or practice 15 of failing to comply with the Labor Code and the Business and Professions Code as alleged 16 herein. 17 14. Adequacy of Class Representative: Plaintiff is an adequate class representative 18 in that she has no interests that are adverse to, or otherwise conflict with, the interests of absent 19 class members and is dedicated to vigorously prosecuting this action on their behalf. Plaintiff 20 will fairly and adequately represent and protect the interests of the other class members. 21 15. Adequacy of Class Counsel: Plaintiff’s counsel are adequate class counsel in 22 that they have no known conflicts of interest with Plaintiff or absent class members, are 23 experienced in wage and hour class action litigation, and are dedicated to vigorously 24 prosecuting this action on behalf of Plaintiff and absent class members. 25 16. Superiority: A class action is vastly superior to other available means for fair 26 and efficient adjudication of the class members’ claims and would be beneficial to the parties 27 and the Court. Class action treatment will allow a number of similarly situated persons to 28 simultaneously and efficiently prosecute their common claims in a single forum without the 3 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 6 of 13 1 unnecessary duplication of effort and expense that numerous individual actions would entail. In 2 addition, the monetary amounts due to many individual class members are likely to be relatively 3 small and would thus make it difficult, if not impossible, for individual class members to both 4 seek and obtain relief. Moreover, a class action will serve an important public interest by 5 permitting class members to effectively pursue the recovery of moneys owed to them. Further, a 6 class action will prevent the potential for inconsistent or contradictory judgments inherent in 7 individual litigation. 8 FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION 9 FAILURE TO PROVIDE REST PERIODS 10 (Lab. Code §§ 204, 223, 226.7, and 1198) 11 (Plaintiff and the Rest Break Class) 12 13 14 17. Plaintiff incorporates the preceding paragraphs of the Complaint as if fully alleged herein. 18. At all relevant times, Plaintiff and the Rest Break Class members have been 15 non-exempt employees of Defendants entitled to the full rest period protections of both the 16 Labor Code and the Wage Order. 17 19. Section 12 of the Wage Order imposes an affirmative obligation on employers to 18 permit and authorize employees to take required rest periods at a rate of no less than ten minutes 19 of net rest time for each four hour work period, or major portion thereof, that must be in the 20 middle of each work period insofar as is practicable. 21 20. Labor Code § 226.7 and Section 12 the Wage Order both prohibit employers 22 from requiring employees to work during required rest periods and require employers to pay 23 non-exempt employees an hour of premium wages at the employees regular rate of pay, on each 24 workday that the employee is not provided with the required rest period. 25 26 27 28 21. Compensation for missed rest periods constitutes wages within the meaning of the California Labor Code § 200. 22. Labor Code § 1198 makes it unlawful to employ a person under conditions that violate the Wage Order. 4 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 7 of 13 1 23. Plaintiff alleges that at relevant times during the applicable limitations period, 2 Defendants maintained a policy or practice of not providing members of the Rest Break Class 3 with net rest periods of a least ten (10) minutes for each four (4) hour work period, or major 4 portion thereof, as required by the Wage Order. 5 6 24. At all relevant times, Defendants failed to pay Plaintiff and other class members additional premium wages when required rest periods were not provided. 7 25. Pursuant to Labor Code §§ 204, 218.6, and 226.7, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself, 8 Rest Break Class members, seeks to recover unpaid premium wages, interest thereon, and costs 9 of suit. 10 26. Plaintiff does not assert that she missed every single rest break for each and 11 every shift that she worked; nor does she necessarily assert or allege that every single Rest 12 Break Class member is entitled to premium pay as a result of Defendants conduct. 13 27. Pursuant to Labor Code § 1194, Code of Civil Procedure § 1021.5, the 14 substantial benefit doctrine, and/or the common fund doctrine, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and 15 Rest Break Class members, seeks to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees. 16 SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION 17 FAILURE TO TIMELY PAY ALL FINAL WAGES 18 (Lab. Code §§ 201-203) 19 (Plaintiff and Waiting Time Penalties Class) 20 28. 21 fully alleged herein. 22 29. 23 members have been entitled, upon the end of their employment with Defendants, to timely 24 payment of all wages earned and unpaid before termination or resignation. 25 30. 26 been discharged have been entitled to payment of all final wages immediately upon termination. 27 31. 28 resigned after giving at least seventy-two (72) hours-notice of resignation have been entitled to Plaintiff incorporates the preceding paragraphs of the Complaint as if At all relevant times, Plaintiff and Waiting Time Penalties Class At all relevant times, pursuant to Labor Code § 201, employees who have At all relevant times, pursuant to Labor Code § 202, employees who have 5 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 8 of 13 1 payment of all final wages at the time of resignation. 2 32. 3 resigned after giving less than seventy-two (72) hours-notice of resignation have been entitled 4 to payment of all final wages within seventy-two (72) hours of giving notice of resignation. 5 33. 6 Plaintiff all of her final wages in accordance with Labor Code § 201 by failing to timely pay her 7 all of her final wages. 8 34. 9 have failed to timely pay Waiting Time Penalties Class members all of their final wages in At all relevant times, pursuant to Labor Code § 202, employees who have During the applicable limitations period, Defendants failed to pay Plaintiff is informed and believes that, at all relevant times, Defendants 10 accordance with Labor Code §§ 201 or 202. 11 35. 12 have maintained a policy or practice of paying Waiting Time Penalties Class members their 13 final wages without regard to the requirements of Labor Code §§ 201 and 202 by failing to 14 timely pay them all final wages. 15 36. 16 all final wages to her and Waiting Time Penalties Class members have been willful in that 17 Defendants have the ability to pay final wages in accordance with Labor Code §§ 201 and 202 18 but have intentionally adopted policies or practice that are incompatible with those 19 requirements. 20 37. 21 and Waiting Time Penalties Class members, seeks waiting time penalties from the dates that 22 their final wages have first become due until paid, up to a maximum of 30 days, and interest 23 thereon. 24 38. 25 doctrine, and/or the common fund doctrine, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and Waiting Time 26 Penalties Class members, seeks awards of reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees. 27 /// 28 /// Plaintiff is informed and believes that, at all relevant times, Defendants Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants’ failures to timely pay Pursuant to Labor Code §§ 203 and 218.6, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 1021.5, the substantial benefit 6 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 9 of 13 1 THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION 2 UNFAIR COMPETITION 3 (Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq.) 4 (By Plaintiff and UCL Class) 5 39. 6 fully alleged herein. 7 40. 8 include any unlawful business practice. 9 41. Plaintiff incorporates the preceding paragraphs of the Complaint as if Business and Professions Code § 17200 defines “unfair competition” to Business and Professions Code §§ 17203–17204 allow a person who has 10 lost money or property as a result of unfair competition to bring a class action in accordance 11 with Code of Civil Procedure § 382 to recover money or property that may have been acquired 12 from similarly situated persons by means of unfair competition. 13 42. 14 for all hours they are permitted or suffered to work, including hours that the employer knows or 15 reasonably should know that employees have worked. 16 43. 17 FIRST cause of action herein. 18 44. 19 competition. 20 45. 21 competition. California law requires employers to pay hourly, non-exempt, employees Plaintiff and the UCL Class realleges and incorporates by reference the Plaintiff lost money or property as a result of the aforementioned unfair Defendants have, or may have, acquired money by means of unfair 22 46. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that, by committing the 23 Labor Code violations described in this complaint, Defendants violated Labor Code §§ 215, 24 216, 225, 226.6, and/or 1199, which make it a misdemeanor to commit the Labor Code 25 violations mentioned herein. 26 47. Defendants have committed criminal conduct through their policies and practices 27 of, inter alia, failing to comport with their affirmative obligation on employers. 28 /// 7 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 10 of 13 1 Wages and Premium Wages 2 48. At all relevant times, Plaintiff and UCL Class members have been non-exempt 3 employees of Defendants and entitled to the full protections of both the Labor Code and the 4 Wage Order. 5 49. As stated above, Defendants have violated the Labor Code in multiple respects 6 with regard to Plaintiff and UCL Class members, including but not limited to failing to pay 7 them wages, failing to pay them premium wages. 8 50. Defendants have, or may have, acquired money or property from UCL Class 9 members by means of unfair competition in that Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon 10 alleges that Defendants have failed to pay Plaintiff and UCL Class members wages and 11 premium wages in for missed rest periods. 12 Relief Sought 13 51. 14 constitutes unfair competition within the meaning of Business & Professions Code §§ 17200, et 15 seq. Business & Professions Code §§ 17200, et seq., protects against unfair competition and 16 allows a person who has suffered an injury-in-fact and has lost money or property as a result of 17 an unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business practice to seek restitution on her own behalf and on 18 behalf of other similarly situated persons in a class action proceeding. 19 52. As a result of Defendants’ violations of the Labor Code as during the 20 applicable limitations period as alleged herein, Plaintiff has suffered an injury-in-fact and has 21 lost money or property in the form of earned wages. Specifically, Plaintiff has lost money or 22 property as a result of the aforementioned conduct. 23 53. 24 have been subject to the same unlawful policies or practices of Defendants. 25 54. 26 Code as alleged herein, Defendants have gained a competitive advantage over other comparable 27 companies doing business in the State of California that comply with their legal obligations 28 under the Labor Code. The unlawful conduct of Defendants alleged herein amounts to and Plaintiff is informed and believes that other similarly situated persons Due to its unfair and unlawful business practices in violation of the Labor 8 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 11 of 13 1 55. 2 herself and the other members of the UCL Class, seeks declaratory relief and restitution of all 3 monies rightfully belonging to them that Defendants did not pay them or otherwise retained by 4 means of its unlawful and unfair business practices. 5 56. 6 doctrine and/or the common fund doctrine, Plaintiff and the other members of the UCL Class 7 are entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with their unfair competition 8 claims. Pursuant to Business & Professions Code § 17203, Plaintiff, on behalf of Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 1021.5, the substantial benefit 9 FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION 10 CIVIL PENALTIES 11 (Lab. Code §§ 2698, et seq.) 12 57. 13 fully alleged herein. 14 58. 15 Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 204, 223, 226(a), 226.7, 1198, 1199 and other code sections that 16 Plaintiff may have asserted in her formal letter to the California Labor and Workfroce 17 Development Agency, dated November 12, 2014. 18 59. 19 behalf of herself and other current and former employees, to bring a representative civil action 20 to recover civil penalties pursuant to the procedures specified in Labor Code § 2699.3 that may, 21 but need not, be brought or maintained as a class action pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 22 382. 23 60. 24 or more of the alleged Labor Code violations during the applicable limitations period, is an 25 aggrieved employee within the meaning of Labor Code § 2699(c). 26 61. 27 Labor Code § 2699.3. 28 62. Plaintiff incorporates the preceding paragraphs of the Complaint as if During the applicable limitations period, Defendants have violated Labor Labor Code §§ 2699(a) and (g) authorize an aggrieved employee, of Plaintiff, as a former employee against whom Defendants committed one Plaintiff has complied with the procedures for bringing suit specified in Pursuant to Labor Code §§ 2699(a) and (f), Plaintiff seeks the following 9 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 12 of 13 1 civil penalties for Defendants’ violations of Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 204, 223, 226(a), 2 226.7, 1198 and 1199: 3 A. For violations of Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, 226.7, 1198, and 1199, 4 $100 for each employee per pay period for each initial violation and $200 5 for each employee per pay period for each subsequent violation (penalties 6 set by Labor Code § 2699(f)(2)); 7 B. 8 9 For violations of Labor Code § 203, a penalty in an amount not exceeding 30 days pay as waiting time (penalties set by Labor Code § 256). C. For violations of Labor Code § 204, $100 for each employee for each 10 initial violation that was neither willful nor intentional, $200 for each 11 employee, plus 25% of the amount unlawfully withheld from each 12 employee, for each initial violation that was either willful or intentional, 13 and $200 for each employee, plus 25% of the amount unlawfully 14 withheld from each employee, for each subsequent violation, regardless 15 of whether the subsequent violation was either willful or intentional 16 (penalties set by Labor Code § 210); 17 D. For violations of Labor Code § 223, $100 for each employee for each 18 initial violation that was neither willful nor intentional, $200 for each 19 employee, plus 25% of the amount unlawfully withheld from each 20 employee, for each initial violation that was either willful or intentional, 21 and $200 for each employee, plus 25% of the amount unlawfully 22 withheld from each employee, for each subsequent violation, regardless 23 of whether the subsequent violation was either willful or intentional 24 (penalties set by Labor Code § 225.5); and 25 E. For violations of Labor Code § 226(a), if this action is deemed to be an 26 initial citation, $250 for each employee for each violation. Alternatively, 27 if an initial citation or its equivalent occurred before the filing of this 28 action, $1,000 for each employee for each violation (penalties set by 10 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint Case 3:14-cv-05547-EMC Document 73-1 Filed 01/26/17 Page 13 of 13 1 2 3 Labor Code § 226.3). 63. Pursuant to Labor Code § 2699(g), Plaintiff seeks awards of reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees in connection with her claims for civil penalties. 4 5 PRAYER FOR RELIEF WHEREFORE, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself, all others similarly situated, and the 6 general public, prays for relief and judgment against Defendants as follows: 7 A. An order that the action be certified as a class action; 8 B. An order that Plaintiff be appointed class representative; 9 C. An order that counsel for Plaintiff be appointed class counsel; 10 D. Unpaid Wages; 11 E. Actual Damages; 12 F. Restitution; 13 G. Pre-judgment interest; 14 H. Statutory penalties; 15 I. Costs of suit; 16 J. Reasonable attorneys’ fees; and 17 K. Such other relief as the Court deems just and proper. 18 19 20 DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Plaintiff, on behalf of herself, all others similarly situated, and the general public, hereby demands a jury trial on all issues so triable. 21 22 DATED: January 26, 2017 SETAREH LAW GROUP 23 BY_/s/ Shaun Setareh_________ SHAUN SETAREH Attorneys for Plaintiff, CYNTHIA MCMAHON 24 25 26 27 28 11 McMahon v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., et al. First Amended Class Action Complaint

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