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California State Labor Commissioner Slams Restaurants with Wage Theft Violations

June 13, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
California State Labor Commissioner Slams Restaurants with Wage Theft Violations San Francisco, CA: Despite California restaurants in the past few years receiving huge fines for California labor law violations, some employers seem to have missed the memo, or perhaps they think employees on salary aren’t entitled to overtime compensation. Or perhaps they think restaurant workers, from dishwashers to cooks to General Managers, are afraid of losing their jobs if they file a complaint. Workers at six Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine chains and Kome Japanese Seafood & Buffet, however, did complain, and their complaints resulted in fines totaling more than $10 million.
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Invesco Accused of Treating ERISA Plan Participants as Captive Investors

June 13, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Invesco Accused of Treating ERISA Plan Participants as Captive Investors Atlanta, GA On May 24,2018, participants in the Invesco 401(k) Plan filed an ERISA lawsuit in the Northern District of Georgia. The ERISA lawsuit contends that Invesco, Ltd. profited from the ERISA plan it offered to employees. The situation is rife with potential conflicts of interest because the employer, a plan fiduciary, is also an investment manager. Lest we lose track in this tangled web, self-dealing is against the law.
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Ninth Circuit Champions Wrongly Denied Disability Claimant

June 8, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Ninth Circuit Champions Wrongly Denied Disability Claimant Los Angeles, CA In Bowlin v. The Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, the United States District Court for the Central District of California overruled Prudential’s decision to deny long term disability benefits to a worker who gave evidence of many physical and psychological ailments. Bowlin is something of a rarity in long term denied disability lawsuits because the plaintiff won. Maybe it’s a trend in California, though.
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