SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a federal class action lawsuit filed last month, six professional fire sprinkler fitters who worked for Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, allege they were denied payment under the California Labor Code of minimum prevailing wages, overtime wages, travel, daily subsistence, health and welfare payments for work on at least five large commercial construction projects. Rose Law also alleges the workers were denied mandatory rest periods, and Aero failed to employ apprentice fire sprinkler fitters on the public works projects, as required by California law.
According to Rose Law, Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company has its principal place of business in Phoenix, Arizona, maintains a branch office California, and performs sprinkler work all over the United States. Aero is wholly owned by Kiewit Corporation, an international construction, engineering and mining company with North American headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Kiewit is one of the largest construction companies in the world. Aero has filed a Corporate Disclosure Statement and Certificate of Interest in the federal lawsuit on behalf of its parent Kiewit Corporation.
Rose Law alleges the workers installed fire sprinklers on private jobs, including Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California and San Jose Regional Medical Center in San Jose, California, and on public works projects including California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Home in Fresno, CA and California Polytechnic University (CalPoly) Center for Science in San Luis Obispo, California. Any current or former employee of Aero may contact Rose Law for more information.
The lawsuit, brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code, and California’s Unfair Business Practices Act, seeks unspecified damages for the six named workers plus all other fire sprinkler fitters employed by Aero during the last four years.
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The workers are represented by trial lawyers Joe Rose and Lisa Bradner of Rose Law, APC in Gold River, California. Rose and Bradner help employees and unions in labor law matters involving unpaid wages and overtime, illegal discrimination, retaliation and catastrophic injury. Joe Rose, a former firefighter, was named a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star again in 2014 and teaches employment law at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento.