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“Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note

“Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note

September 17, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Fresno, CA Three former employees of Kraft Heinz Foods Co. at the Tulare, California plant have filed a lawsuit citing violations of federal and California employee labor laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.

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CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips

CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips

September 13, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO Philips CPAP sleep machine recall has caused a rude awakening for thousands of users who rely on the sleep machine to get them through the night – alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will discuss next month the future of sleep machine lawsuits throughout the federal court system.


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Assembly Bill 701 To Hold Amazon Accountable for Safe Workplace

California Assembly Bill 701 To Hold Amazon Accountable for Safe Workplace

September 10, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Assembly Bill 701 is expected to reach California lawmakers any day now. Bill 701 will curtail Amazon’s algorithm-led and unfavorable warehouse work conditions by requiring warehouses to disclose quotas and work speed metrics to employees and government agencies. The bill will also put an end to “time off task” penalties that affect health and safety, including bathroom use, and prohibit retaliation against workers who complain.

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NLRB Hears Complaints of Workers Fired, Disciplined for Protesting Google’s Anti-Immigrant Work

NLRB Hears Complaints of Workers Fired, Disciplined for Protesting Google’s Anti-Immigrant Work

September 8, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA In Google LLC and Alphabet Inc, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) charged Google and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. with violating Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). That federal law guarantees the rights of workers to unionize, join together to advance their interests as employees, and to refrain from such activity – rights in addition to those covered by California labor law.

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Participants Sue $1.52 Billion Baptist Health South Plan for Wasting Retirement Savings

Participants Sue $1.52 Billion Baptist Health South Plan for Wasting Retirement Savings

September 6, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Miami, FL  On August17, three former participants in the Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. 403(b) Employee Retirement Plan (BHSF Plan) sued plan fiduciaries for breaching their duty of loyalty and prudence to participants and beneficiaries by paying “astronomical” management fees. The named plaintiffs in the ERISA lawsuit seek to represent more than 23,500 current and former participants.

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McDonald’s Employees “Treated Like Dogs” Reach Settlement

McDonald’s Employees “Treated Like Dogs” Reach Settlement

September 3, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA Workers at Oaklands McDonald’s who claimed they had to wear dog diapers and coffee filters instead of face masks settled a California safety lawsuit August 12.


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California Grocery Stores Fined for Failure to Pay COVID-19  Sick Leave

California Grocery Stores Fined for Failure to Pay COVID-19 Sick Leave

September 2, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Three El Super grocery stores in Southern California were slapped with fines of more than $447,000 by California regulators last month for failing to provide or delay sick leave during the pandemic. The California Labor Commissioner’s Office said some of the 95 employees were forced to work while sick, others were told to apply for unemployment while quarantining or in isolation, and others waited months to be paid.

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