Sequeira v. CKE Restaurants, Inc., d.b.a. Carls Junior

Sequeira v. CKE Restaurants, Inc. was filed on April 30, 2003, in California Superior Court in Santa Barbara.  It was a class action on behalf of over 1,000 employees in CKE’s administrative offices and supply depots in Anaheim, Manteca, and Santa Barbara, California.  The suit alleged that CKE Restaurants, Inc., the company that operates Carl’s Jr., Hardees and La Salsa restaurants, violated California labor laws in that it denied these workers earned vacation pay by requiring them to work until the end of the calendar year to obtain the right to paid vacation, and by failing to pay unused vacation time to workers who left CKE before year’s end.  The case settled in 2005, providing payments to class members.  Plaintiffs were represented by Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho; Lewis, Feinberg, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.; Hinton, Alfert & Sumner; and Green & Azevedo.