Court orders employer to turn over records in wage theft case

October 28, 2015 – Marin County Superior Court Judge Roy O. Chernus today ruled in favor of the motion of firm's client to compel her former employer to produce documents and answer written questions under oath relating to her wage theft case.  The firm's client brought a so-called PAGA case on her own behalf and on behalf of all other employees of Jeff Burgess & Associates, Inc., claiming that the company engaged in systematic and persistent wage and hour violations under California law.  In addition to ordering wide-ranging discovery into its digital files, Judge Chernus ordered the employer to turn over information about other employees and to give those employees notice of the client's pending claims, in which they may have an interest.  Judge Chernus directed the employer to comply within 30 days of the court’s order.