Class Action on Behalf of SolarCity Installers for Unpaid Wages

Case Overview

A class action has been filed against SolarCity on behalf of hourly workers involved in installation, maintenance, and repair work alleging that SolarCity illegally failed to pay them for all hours they worked, failed to provide required meal and rest breaks, and failed to reimburse them for expenses incurred on behalf of the company, in violation of federal and California law.  The lawsuit alleges that SolarCity maintained a policy and practice requiring these employees to clock out for time spent traveling between worksites during the workday, resulting in them being underpaid.  The complaint asks the Court to require SolarCity to pay the employees for the many hours they worked without pay in recent years, pay penalties for missed breaks and related violations, and change the policy going forward.  The lawsuit has been brought on behalf of all current and former installers who have worked for SolarCity nationwide in the past three years (and, for those in California, the past four years).

The lawsuit was filed on March 29, 2016 in the Northern District of California.  The name of the case is Whitworth v. SolarCity Corp., Case No. 3:16-cv-01540

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