"Valero's wrongful practices violate federal and state wage and hour laws," said plaintiffs' counsel Jeremy Heisler. "We are long past the era when workers were forced to eat their bread by the sweat of their brow. Not only must Valero's unfair labor practices be stopped, but the hourly employees who have been and continue to be exploited by these practices must be promptly and appropriately compensated for all hours worked."
"These unfair labor practices should have gone the way of the horse and buggy," said plaintiffs' co-counsel, Michael Ram. "Valero needs to wake up to the 21st Century: when you work, the company's got to pay you -- simple as that," said Weinberg Law Firm, Labor Lawyer Dallas.