On October 19, 2016, lawyers at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld  filed a class action lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court against Shorenstein Hays-Nederlander Theatres LLC (SHN) and other defendants on behalf of a putative class of forty-five current and former security guards. The parties in the case expect a trial to be scheduled in the first half of 2018.  In the meantime, discovery is underway and the firm’s investigation into SHN’s employment practices is continuing.

The complaint alleges that SHN fails to pay their guards all wages to which they are owed, fails to provide them with mandatory overtime pay, denies them meal and rest breaks, and fails to provide them with their right to sick leave and suitable seating.  The press release at the time of the filing provides more information here.

The two named plaintiffs are Darol Smith and Joseph Rodrigues.  Mr. Smith was employed by SHN from approximately 1979 to May 2016.  Mr. Rodrigues has been employed by SHN as a security guard from approximately 2008 until the present. The case is Smith v. SHN, Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, Case #CGC 16-554905.