Home Point Financial Faces California Wage and Hour Class Action Suit

by Norman B. Blumenthal on March 1, 2018

blumenthal nordrehaug & bhowmik, california employment law, california employment law attorneys, California wage and hour suit, wage and hour class action suit, class action suit, California class action suitBrandon N. filed a California wage and hour class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated against Home Point Financial Corp. The California wage and hour class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at the end of 2017.

Home Point Financial Corp., based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a consumer loan business. Brandon N., the plaintiff, is a former employee and a resident of the state of California. Brandon claims to have been employed by Home Point for five months (June through November 2017). He was classified as a non-exempt employee and alleges that he frequently worked overtime, i.e. more than eight hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a workweek.
In filing the wage and hour class action suit, Brandon hopes to represent not only himself, but other non-exempt employees who were not provided with wages owed for the full number of hours they put in on the job. The lawsuit cites violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal statute, and California State law and will be retroactive from years from the date the suit was filed.

Brandon alleges the company's method of calculating overtime and premium wages as well as the company's timeliness of wage payment for terminated employees were all in violation of employment law. Class size for the suit is estimated at over 50 current and former employees of the company. Brandon brought the claims on his and the proposed class' behalf against the defendant, Home
Point Financial Corp. The counts area as follows:

1. Violation of FLSA - applicable to class members nationwide
2. Violations of California Labor Code and Wage Orders, applicable to class members in California only
3. Violation of Business and Professions Code Section 17200, applicable to class members in California only

Brandon, the plaintiff, is requesting a trial by jury and seeks legal and equitable relief as the court deems proper after considering the evidence in the case. Brandon hopes the company will receive a court-ordered accounting of wages due class members. He also seeks compensatory and liquidated damages, compensatory and waiting time penalties, and a return of attorney and court costs for the legal action.

If you need assistance with wage and hour violations or if you need more information about class certification, please get in touch with one of the experienced California employment law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP.

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