Authored by Ken LaMance, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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Santa Cruz County is located just South of the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to 250,000 California residents. Santa Cruz County is best known for its surf and tourism but also offers a number of schools, shopping centers, and top notch restaurants.
Santa Cruz County is home to a number of knowledgeable lawyers. Lawyers in Santa Cruz County take a diverse mix of cases, some typical examples include: chapter 13 bankruptcy, personal injury, immigration, divorce, and DUI cases.
Recently in Santa Cruz County, the Valero Energy Corporation was named in a lawsuit filed in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court which alleges the company of underpaying and overworking their convince store employees. The lawsuit says that the Valero Energy Corporation denied workers meal breaks and also barred them from taking their two 10 minute breaks as well. The 10 minute breaks are guaranteed by labor laws and an attorney for the plaintiffs, Steven Wittels of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP, said the lawsuit’s judgment could reach upwards of $100 million.
If you have an employment lawsuit in Santa Cruz County, it’s most likely you will be filing it with the Santa Cruz County Superior Court in the city of Santa Cruz. Superior courts in California are responsible for hearing most cases excluding cases like immigration. It’s best to check with a local attorney before filing your case so ensure that it is handled properly.
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