On July 10, 2012, Plaintiffs Cooper and Rivera filed a class action complaint against their former employer, Ecolab Inc., for non-payment of all accrued vacation wages at their termination in violation of Labor Code section 226.7. They seek repayment of all unpaid accrued vacation wages, plus interest thereon, a penalty under Labor Code section 203 for the willful failure to pay all wages at termination/resignation, and various penalties under the Private Attorney’s General Act.
Who is affected by the case?
The case seeks to certify a class consisting of all employees of Ecolab Inc. in California who have lost their job within four years of the date of filing the complaint and did not receive all accrued vacation wages at their termination/resignation.
What types of damages are sought?
Plaintiffs seek to recover unpaid, accrued vacation wages, interest thereon, a penalty of up to 30 days of wages per aggrieved employee, and various penalties under the Private Attorney’s General Act.
What can I do to get involved?
If you worked for Ecolab Inc. in California and did not receive all accrued vacation wages at your termination or resignation, contact Strauss & Strauss, APC to see if we can help you.