United States District Judge Charles Breyer has conditionally certified a class consisting of all Laborers who drove trucks for Ghilotti Brothers, Inc. from June 2009 to present.   If you drove a truck for GBI during that time period you are eligible to join Ramirez v. Ghilotti Bros,, Inc., Case No. C-12-4590-CRB (the “Lawsuit”),  a collective action lawsuit under federal law involving unpaid wages. 

The Lawsuit alleges in part that Ghilotti Bros. Inc. (“GBI”) has unlawfully failed to pay employees for all of the hours they work, including time spent 1) loading company trucks and/or driving to job sites prior to the start of scheduled shifts, and/or 2) driving back from job sites and/or unloading the trucks after the end of scheduled shifts. 

For the federal part of the lawsuit, you must return a claim form, linked here in English and Spanish to this office or the office of Stewart and Musell, NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 8.   Federal law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who opt in to the class action.