LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
January 7, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Named in Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit ]
Santa Clara, CA In late 2018, R. Ross and C. Rogus filed a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) that describes a pattern of gender-based pay discrimination. It’s hardly news, you think, that tech giants underpay women.
December 10, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Employers can be Liable for California Wage-Hour Violations ]
Sacramento, CA: Can an individual be held liable for alleged California wage law violations?
December 7, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Goes to Jail ]
San Diego, CA A year and a half ago, Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez filed a California unpaid wages lawsuit against CoreCivic, a for-profit business that runs private prisons, including the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego. The lawsuit alleges violations of federal human trafficking laws and California labor laws relating to minimum wage, overtime, and meal breaks, among other things. Discovery is expected to continue into March 2019, with a trial to follow.
November 24, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ California Independent Contractor Rules Collapse in Confusion ]
San Diego, CA In 2015 Jesus Cuitlahuac Garcia, a taxi driver, filed a California unpaid wages lawsuit against Border Transportation Group (BTG) claiming unpaid wages, wrongful termination and a variety of related labor law violations. In October 2018, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District handed Mr. Garcia an apparently empty victory.
November 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ J.B. Hunt Settles California Labor Lawsuit with Truckers for $15million ]
Los Angeles, CA More than a decade ago truck drivers filed a California wage lawsuit against J.B. Hunt Transport, an Arkansas trucking company, claiming the company violated California's wages, rest break and meal rules. Since that time, the class action lawsuit has been the subject of recent debates over when – and whether-- federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.
November 5, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Sephora Accused of Shorting Workers for Time to Don Makeup ]
San Francisco, CA Cosmetics retailer, Sephora, has recently found itself embroiled in several California unpaid wages lawsuits. The allegations are similar from lawsuit to lawsuit, and so are the plaintiffs’ evidentiary problems.
October 14, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Los Angeles Sweatshops Cited for Wage and Hour Violations ]
Los Angeles, CA In early September 2018, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office fined six garment contractors a total of $573,704 for labor law violations after uncovering a scheme where the contractors operated illegally under one license to avoid complying with California wage and hour laws. But what happens to the workers? Garment workers making far less than minimum wage, most without legal status, are hardly likely to bring California unpaid wages lawsuits. The best answer may lie in California’s specialized garment worker wage claim adjudication process. Even that may require some legal assistance, though.
October 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Wage Theft Investigations at California Restaurants ]
Sacramento, CA: The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has been busy following up on reports of unpaid wages, tips and overtime. Some employees were paid less than $5 an hour and typically worked more than 10 hours a day with no meal or rest breaks, which violates the California labor law. “Long hours with no breaks and sub-minimum wages are classic examples of wage theft, and employers who make their profit by breaking the law will be held accountable," said Labor Commissioner Julie A Su.
September 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Trunk Club Settles California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $1.75 Million ]
Los Angeles, CA The District Court for the Central District of California has approved an agreement under which Trunk Club, Inc., a Nordstrom-owned personal styling service, will pay $1.75 million to settle a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit. The settlement amount will be divided among 3,000 stylists located throughout the country.
August 19, 2018. By Lori Prapas.
Read [ H&M Plaintiffs Rely on Starbucks Workers’ Win To Bolster Case ]
San Francisco, CA When an employee brings a lawsuit alleging that they were not paid for all the time that they were lawfully owed under federal law, employers will frequently raise something called the de minimis doctrine in defense. This doctrine holds that working time that is trivially small, for instance a few seconds or minutes beyond working hours, may be disregarded (and unpaid). Recently, in Troester v. Starbucks, Starbucks attempted to raise this defense to claims brought under California state law, and the California Supreme Court rejected it—finding that a Starbucks shift supervisor should have been paid for work performed before and after clocking out for the day. Now, Plaintiffs in another California unpaid wages lawsuit, Ser Lao v. H & M, have filed a notice of “new authority” to support their claim, citing the Troester decision. The Troester decision could open doors for many similar lawsuits.
- Truckers Hauling to Trial Against J.B. Hunt for Alleged Wage and Hour Violations By Lori Prapas (Jul-20-18)
- Intel to Shell Out $5M to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Lori Prapas (Jul-16-18)
- California Labor Law Violation Fired at Fidelity Stands, Typo Goes By Jane Mundy (Jun-25-18)
- Former Marriott Hotel Waiter Appeals Dismissal of his California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Lori Prapas (Jun-18-18)
- California State Labor Commissioner Slams Restaurants with Wage Theft Violations By Jane Mundy (Jun-13-18)
- Potential H&M Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Security Bag Checks By Lori Prapas (Jun-7-18)
- CA Top Court Makes it Harder for Employers to Deny Overtime by Designating Workers as Independent By Lori Prapas (May-23-18)
- New California Ruling Easy as 'ABC' to Determine Employee or Independent Contractor? By Jane Mundy (May-10-18)
- California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit: Class Action Lawsuit Brewing Against Starbucks By Lori Prapas (Apr-27-18)
- Can a Cabbie Collect Overtime? By Anne Wallace (Dec-4-17)
- California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History By Gordon Gibb (Nov-20-17)
- Phoenix Warehouse of California Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-6-17)
- California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Down, but Not Out By Gordon Gibb (Oct-29-17)
- Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Pay Lawsuit against CareMeridian By Anne Wallace (Oct-5-17)
- California Seeks $6.3 Million for Overtime Pay Law Violations By Anne Wallace (Sep-28-17)
- $2.5 Million California Overtime Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval By Gordon Gibb (Sep-16-17)
- Plaintiff in Overtime Pay Dispute with Nike Sticks to Her Guns By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-17)
- Farmworkers Another Step Toward California Overtime By Jane Mundy (Aug-25-17)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Settles in Record Time for $5.95 Million By Gordon Gibb (Aug-11-17)
- Can a Commissioned Salesperson Sue for Unpaid Overtime in California? By Anne Wallace (Aug-6-17)
- Eleven Misclassified Workers to Share $2 Million, More Awards Coming By Gordon Gibb (Jul-26-17)
- Overtime Settlements and Lawsuits, from Pennsylvania Health Care Therapists to California Caregivers By Jane Mundy (Jul-15-17)
- Former Amazon Manager Sues For Overtime Wages By Deb Hipp (Jul-4-17)
- Costco Settles California Overtime Lawsuit for $9 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jun-22-17)
- Fast Food Workers Deserve California Overtime By Jane Mundy (Jun-12-17)
- Chinese Caregivers at Alleged Birth Tourism Center Sue For Unpaid Overtime By Deb Hipp (Jun-1-17)
- California Unpaid Overtime, from Caregivers for the Elderly to Caretakers for the Unborn By Jane Mundy (May-28-17)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Paused Pending Ruling by US Supreme Court By Gordon Gibb (May-22-17)
- Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000 By Deb Hipp (May-7-17)
- McDonald's Employee Overtime Trial Scheduled for May By Deb Hipp (May-1-17)
- Plaintiffs Cite California Labor Law, FLSA in Lawsuit against Bloomberg By Gordon Gibb (Apr-13-17)
- Did Some California Employers Miss the Overtime Memo? By Jane Mundy (Apr-5-17)
- Former Exotic Dancer Launches California Overtime Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Mar-27-17)
- Minor League Baseball Players' Overtime Class Action Back in Play By Deb Hipp (Mar-11-17)
- Hotel Housekeepers Denied California Overtime File Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-6-17)
- CKE Restaurant Workers: California Overtime Violations still Worrisome By Jane Mundy (Feb-22-17)
- How Will New EEOC Regulations in 2018 Affect Donning and Doffing? By Gordon Gibb (Feb-11-17)
- Counsel for US Airways Asks Judge to Reject Overtime Claims by Certified Class By Deb Hipp (Feb-6-17)
- California Overtime: Changes with New Presidency? By Jane Mundy (Jan-24-17)
- San Francisco Transit Board Okays Overtime Settlement By Heidi Turner (Jan-13-17)