AutoNation Sales Associate Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Santa Clara Superior Court

A class action lawsuit was filed against AutoNation on June 21, 2011, alleging that the car dealer violated California wage & hour laws by forcing Sales Associates to forfeit earned wages and failing to compensate them for overtime hours worked.

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Under California overtime laws, employers are required to pay employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of eight hours in a single workday or forty hours in a workweek. In addition, it is unlawful for an employer to take back any portion of an employee’s wages previously paid to said employee according to the California Labor Code, including sales commissions so long as the commissions have been earned by the employees under the operate agreement.

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