Google Facing Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

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Santa Clara, CA: A former Google recruiter has filed an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Google Inc, for classwide wage and hour violations, asserting it illegally and deliberately cheated her and other employees of their wages.

Former Google contract employee Tymuoi Ha filed the complaint in Santa Clara Superior Court against Google, Inc. and Urpan Technologies (UrpanTech), one of the many staffing agencies through which Google acquires temporary and contract workers.

The complaint alleges that Defendants violated the California Labor Code by denying employees compensation for all overtime worked, failing to pay owed wages upon separation from employment and not furnishing accurate wage statements.

Working with staffing agencies like UrpanTech, Google hires recruiters on a contract basis and refuses to pay them for their many of hours of tireless work, attorneys representing Ha state. The companies restrict the number of hours recruiters can report, knowing that they must work overtime to meet performance goals. In return for the unpaid labor, the companies dangle the possibility of permanent employment.

Plaintiff Ha seeks to recover damages, including unpaid wages, on behalf of herself and a California class of Google contract recruiters. Ha is represented in the matter by David Sanford, Michael D. Palmer, Felicia Medina, Xinying Valerian and Yonina Alexander of Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP, and Dayna Chmelka of Gates O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP.

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