G4S Class Action

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Are you a G4S employee who's not getting required pay & rest breaks? You may be entitled to a large monetary compensation!

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G4S is suspected of violating California wage and hour laws.  G4S employees allege that they have been working overtime without overtime pay and have not been allowed rest breaks or meal breaks.  If you are a G4S employee and you have been forced to work overtime, did not receive meal breaks or rest breaks, then you may be part of a class action lawsuit.  Please contact us using the form on this page or call 817-455-6822.  An investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Wage and Hour Laws
The California Labor Code governs the rights and obligations of people working in the state of California.  The most important rights for employees involve minimum wage, overtime pay, meal breaks, and rest breaks. Under Section 1182.12 of the Labor Code, as of July 1, 2014 the minimum wage for all industries is $9.00 per hour.  After January 1, 2016 the minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour. Generally it is prohibited for anyone to work more than 8 hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in a workweek unless that person receives an overtime pay rate. 

The overtime rate must be at least one and one-half times(1.5x) your regular rate of pay.  If you work more than 12 hours in one day, the overtime rate must be at least twice(2x) your regular rate of pay.  These overtime laws apply to all overtime work, whether it has been authorized or not. Under section 512 of the Labor Code, employers must give employees a meal period (aka: lunch break) if the employee works more than 5 hours in a day. 

The meal period must be at least 30 minutes.  If an employee works more than 10 hours a day, the employee must have a second meal period that is also at least 30 minutes long. Employers must generally permit rest periods for employees working at least 3 and ½ hours a day. These mandatory rest periods must be at least 10 minutes for every 4 hours worked. The rest break should come in the middle of a 4 hour work period.

Background on G4S
G4S is one of the world’s largest security companies in the world.  They operate in 125 countries, employing more than 620,000 people worldwide.  Their North America branch, G4S Secure Solutions in North America, has more than 50,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada. G4S hires and trains security personnel.  Client companies hire G4S to provide security at the client’s place of business.  Even though the security personnel are G4S employees, they actually work wherever the client needs them.  G4S employees provide security for airports, office buildings, warehouses, parking lots and the like.

Description of the Problem Some security officers employed at  G4S report being forced to work mandatory overtime but do not receive overtime pay.  Employees also report that they are not allowed meal breaks or rest breaks during their work periods.  These work practices are in violation of California law.

List of Known California Companies Hiring G4S Security:
  • Bank of America
  • Amtrak
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
  • Frontier Telecommunications
  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • The Port of Long Beach
  • The Port of Los Angeles
  • Sacremento County Courthouse
  • UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
If you are a California G4S employee and you have worked overtime without overtime pay, did not receive meal breaks or rest breaks, or have experienced other work-related treatment in violation of California labor laws, then you may be part of a class action lawsuit. Please contact us using the form on this page or call 817-455-6822.