iHeartMedia Gets Ex-IT Manager's Wage Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court
January 22, 2016 at 4:01 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has moved its defense of a lawsuit by a former employee from Superior Court of CALIFORNIA in STANISLAUS COUNTY to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of CALIFORNIA.
KARL VAN LITH, a former IT manager, sued iHEARTMEDIA and its CAPSTAR subsidiary plus 100 "John Does" in state court, alleging violations of the CALIFORNIA Labor Code. VAN LITH alleged that he was hired in MARCH 2013 but "did not always receive meal and rest breaks and routinely worked in excess of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week" but was "misclassified as a salaried employee insofar as his duties were not those of an exempt employee."
He was converted to hourly work at $20.20 per hour in JUNE 2014 because he no longer had any employees working under him, but, he alleged, he continued to work long hours and was not paid for the excess work. He also contended that his paychecks were inaccurate and listed CLEAR CHANNEL or CAPSTAR as his employers and left "other names" blank. He left the company in SEPTEMBER 2015.