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Former Rhythm & Hues Employee Adds New Class Action Claim for Unpaid Wages

24 April 2013 4:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A former employee of Rhythm & Hues has added to his class action complaint against the beleaguered company, seeking unpaid wages as well as up to 30 days worth of income.

Thomas P. Capizzi, a computer modeler who was let go as the visual effects house filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, said in a filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court that he and other employees were not paid for about a month. He cites California’s labor code provision requiring that companies pay employees immediately upon discharge, and another provision that requires up to 30 days of additional payment when an employer “willfully fails” to timely pay those workers.

At the time that Rhythm & Hues filed Chapter 11, Capizzi and another employee, Anthony Barcelo, each filed suits seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires larger companies to give employees at least two months »

- Ted Johnson

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Fired Rhythm & Hues Workers Sue Over Terminations Without Notice

15 February 2013 12:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Anthony Barcelo, one of the 250 individuals laid off earlier this week from Hollywood visual effects company Rhythm & Hues, has filed a class action lawsuit alleging labor violations. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles bankruptcy court on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, Barcelo alleges that mass layoffs happened February 11 without proper notice and constituted a violation of both federal law and California Labor Code. Los Angeles-based Rhythm & Hues filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday and appeared before a judge today. The company, which is up for an Academy Award for creating the

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