PRICE v. STARBUCKS CORP.
192 Cal.App.4th 1136 (2011)
DRAKE PRICE, Plaintiff and Appellant,
STARBUCKS CORPORATION, Defendant and Respondent.
Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three.
January 20, 2011.
Plaintiff and appellant Drake Price worked at Starbucks as an entry-level barista for approximately 13 scheduled shifts before he was fired. He sued Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) on behalf of himself and a putative class, seeking to recover unpaid wages, penalties, and damages, alleging Labor Code violations, including failure to timely pay wages upon termination, failure to pay an additional hour of reporting time pay on the day he was fired, and failure to issue a wage statement that complied with the Labor Code. Starbucks challenged the pleadings, and the trial court dismissed the noncompliant wage statement cause of action and granted a motion to strike the allegations that Price was entitled to continuing wages because Starbucks failed to timely pay wages upon termination. Starbucks then FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
successfully moved for summary judgment on the remaining causes of action in the complaint, which focused on Starbucks's purported failure to pay Price an extra hour of reporting time pay on the day he was fired. We affirm.
1. Facts Alleged in the Complaint1 Price was an entry-level employee at Starbucks from October 22, 2007, through November 16, 2007, when he was terminated.2 Price was scheduled to work November 11, but he called the store and informed a coworker that he was unable to work. Price called the store later that day, and he was informed by a coworker that he was not scheduled to work for the rest of the week. Price's coworker told him to call the branch manager regarding his schedule. The next day, the branch manager left Price a voice mail message stating that Price should "come to the store on November 16, 2007, to have a talk."
On November 16, Price arrived at the store, and the branch manager informed Price that he "was letting him go." Price received two paychecks; one paycheck for the work he performed up until November 10, and another paycheck for two hours of reporting time pay for the meeting on November 16. The earnings statements attached to these paychecks are exhibits to the complaint.