In a victory for unions and low-wage workers, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Steven Brick is expected to award a $1.4 million judgment this week to some 200 employees of the Cintas Corp. over failure to comply with the city of Hayward’s living-wage ordinance.

The case is significant not only because plaintiffs are receiving an award for unpaid wages under the city ordinance — which might be a first in California — but also because the case will yield almost $260,000 in penalties obtained under the Private Attorney General’s Act, also known as the “Sue Your Boss” law.

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