HARDIE ET AL. vs. BEST PARKING LOT CLEANING INC.
King County Superior Court – Case No. 17-2-27730-4 KNT
About this Case
Rekhi & Wolk, P.S. is pursuing a wage and hour class action lawsuit against Defendant Best Parking Lot Cleaning Inc. (“BPLC”) for allegedly failing to pay wages to its drivers. The allegations include that:
- Drivers were not paid for all hours that they worked.
- Drivers were not paid at the correct prevailing wage.
- Drivers were not paid for all hours upon public projects at the prevailing wage rate.
- Drivers were not paid overtime correctly and that BPLC obtained “4 x 10 Agreements” that do not comply with the law.
- BPLC failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks, as required by law.
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The class is defined as: “All drivers who have worked as non-exempt drivers for Defendant in Washington during the statutory time period.”
This case was filed on October, 24 2017.
The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification on December 19, 2018.
The Class Notice Administrator sent notice to all class members on February 28, 2019.
On April 5, 2019, the Court issued an ORDER prohibiting Best Parking Lot Cleaning and its lawyers from contacting class members about this lawsuit. The Court found:
Defendants have engaged in conduct designed to prevent potential Class members from communicating with Plaintiffs counsel or otherwise participating in this action. Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Defendant Best Parking Lot Cleaning Inc. (“Best”), or someone acting in the interest of Best, provided misleading information to multiple employees, which may have caused them to sign false declarations against their interest and without sufficient information. Moreover, BPLC either directly or indirectly encouraged, solicited, or coerced class members to opt-out of the class litigation.
Evidence exists that Defendant’s inappropriate actions caused Defendant’s employees and other class members to opt out. Thus, an order preventing further improper communications and curing past transgressions is appropriate.
Class counsel are conducting additional discovery to determine whether opt outs submitted by class members were invalidly obtained.
Case Contact Information
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Rekhi & Wolk, P.S.
- Declaration of Hardeep Rekhi in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification, with exhibits attached thereto
- Declaration of Kris Hardie
- Declaration of Gabriel Chadderton
- Declaration of Paul Brown
- Declaration of Charles Markus
- Declaration of Jedidiah Wilson
- Declaration of Joshua Taylor
- Declaration of Peter Calkins
- Declaration of Ron Collins
- Declaration of Gary Weiburg
- Declaration of Jacob McCarter
- Declaration of Daniel Cairns in Support of Plaintiff’s Reply to Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification
- Supplemental Declaration of Kris Hardie
- Declaration of Daniel Cairns in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, with exhibits attached thereto
- Supplemental Declaration of Daniel Cairns in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
- Declaration of Hardeep Rekhi in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Curative Relief
- Declaration of Daniel Cairns in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Curative Relief
- Declaration of Doug Mast
- Declaration of Donald Wren
- Declaration of Jedidiah Wilson
- Declaration of Kevin Shearon