Kanye West

Class Action Lawsuit

Kim Legal, APC, an employee rights law firm in Los Angeles, has filed a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC No. 20STCV31684) against Kanye West (West Brands, LLC) on behalf of all background performers who were paid a daily salary without overtime pay. The lawsuit alleges that under California law, background performers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, which would entitle them to overtime wages, timely payment of wages, and other protections under the Labor Code. The lawsuits seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, penalties and interest on behalf of the class.

  • Who Is Covered By This Lawsuit?

    • All background performers at Kanye West concerts in California from 2016 to 2020.

  • What You May Be Entitled To: 

    • Under California law, any employer who willfully fails to pay an employee all of his or her wages at the conclusion of the employment relationship is assessed a waiting time penalty of up to thirty (30) times the daily wage.  Assuming a daily wage of $400 (with overtime pay), the waiting time penalty may be as much as $12,000.

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