Kiosk Workers Sue Redbox for Unpaid Wages

By on May 13, 2014

Redbox Automated Retail LLC is accused of violating California labor laws by not paying overtime wages according to a class action lawsuit that was filed against the DVD rental kiosk company in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.  The complaint also alleged that Redbox and its parent company Outerwall Inc. failed to pay workers for meal breaks and rest periods they were forced to skip in order to perform work-related duties.

“Redbox acted intentionally and with deliberate indifference and conscious disregard to the rights of all employees,” plaintiffs stated.  “Such a pattern, practice and uniform administration of corporate policy regarding illegal employee compensation as described herein is unlawful.”

Pursuant to California State labor law, workers are entitled to a 30-minute duty-free meal period for every five hours worked and 10-minute rest breaks for every four hours worked.

“This corporate conduct is accomplished with the advance knowledge and designed intent to willfully withhold appropriate wages for work performed by members of the classes,” the complaint said.  [The] utilization of such business practices constitutes unfair, unlawful competition and provides an unfair advantage over [Redbox’s] competitors.”

The class action lawsuit seeks restitution of unpaid wages and attorneys’ fees along for a proposed class of all nonexempt Redbox field support representatives who serviced Redbox kiosks from May 6, 2010, until the date the complaint was filed.

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