Law360.com reported on Makarem & Associates’ recent victory in an appeal to the courts for class action status in a case against luxury gym chain Equinox. The article provided the following summary:
“A California federal judge on Tuesday certified three classes of thousands of Equinox employees accusing the gym of violating wage and other labor laws, ruling that the personal trainers and group fitness instructors have shown that their claims should be resolved via a class action rather than on an individual basis.” (Thousands of Equinox Employees Win Cert. In Wage Suit)
A 2019 article in The New York Times reported that trainers often worked long hours, sometimes as many as 80 a week, forcing some to sleep in employee locker rooms or their cars between shifts. Former and current trainers also described intense pressure from the company to recruit and retain clients drawn from the club’s members.
At Makarem & Associates, we assert the rights of employees in wage and hour cases in Los Angeles and throughout California. We know the games employers play and have the skills necessary to level the playing field and make sure employees get the full and fair compensation they deserve for their work and their time. Please contact our dedicated and experienced discrimination attorneys at Makarem & Associates at 310.312.0299 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation.