On October 21, 2011, a former employee of Washington Inventory Service d/b/a WIS International filed a class action lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against WIS for failure to pay all earned wages, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements and failure to pay all compensation due at the time of separation of employment. The case is brought on behalf of all non-exempt, hourly employees of WIS Holdings Corp. and Washington Inventory Service d/b/a/ WIS International who are or were employed in California.
Plaintiff contends that she and other employees were regularly "shorted" on payroll. After completing inventory counting duties at retail locations, employees clocked out on hand-held computers. Data reflecting actual hours worked were thereafter altered by managers and district supervisors who were incentivized to complete inventory jobs within certain time limits. While managers received bonuses, inventory associates were denied thousands of hours of compensation for work they had completed.
Plaintiff seeks an injunction prohibiting WIS from continuing these violations of California labor laws. She further seeks restitution of unpaid wages and penalties on their own behalf as well as on behalf of all other similarly situated employees in California.
If you are or were employed by WIS in an hourly paid position between November 14, 2008 and the present and were not compensated for all hours worked, your information may be critical to the prosecution of the case. Please contact us now at 1-866-629-3409.