California Unpaid Wages Articles
March 14, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit that was originally filed in August, 2014 at Los Angeles before removal a year later to the US District Court for the Central District of California, may settle for $2 million if an agreement on the part of all parties in the class action meet with Court and judicial approval.Read [ California Labor Lawsuit Expected to Settle for $2 Million ]
February 26, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit filed last fall is still pending, while a ruling by a US District Court Judge in a separate case over whether, or not a driver with GrubHub is an employee, or an independent contractor may be deemed moot by a pending decision by the California high court.Read [ Status as Employee v. Independent Contractor Impacts Wage and Hour Claims ]
February 6, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Over the last few years, a great percentage of California labor lawsuits have focused on meal and rest breaks. For instance, overtime lawsuits have added causes of action for meal and rest break penalties.Read [ Late for Lunch Spells California Labor Lawsuits and a Shifting Work Environment ]
January 16, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Palm Valley, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit has been launched against a landscaper responsible for maintaining the grounds at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert. The allegations include wage infractions, off-the-clock work and improper wage statements.Read [ Landscaper Employee Files Proposed California Unpaid Wages Class Action ]
January 10, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: For more than a decade, the Port Trucking industry has exploited its workers. In a year-long investigation, USA Today revealed that truckers are forced to work up to 20 hours per day and uneducated immigrants are easy targets. Although these drivers have been classified as independent contractors, the city of Los Angeles has filed three California labor lawsuits against port trucking companies for violating state laws.Read [ Road Outrage: California Truckers Denied Fair Wages and Benefits ]
December 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA Many people assume, without much thinking, that cabbies rent the cab from a cab company and then work pretty independently. The California Court of Appeals decision in Linton v. DeSoto Cab Company breathes life into a driver’s contention that he was an employee, entitled to unpaid wages, unpaid overtime and waiting time penalties. The Appeals Court did not determine that Darnice Linton was an employee, but sent the case back to the trial court with instructions that it apply certain legal principles originally developed in workers compensation and unemployment insurance cases. Simply put, plaintiffs in California overtime lawsuits now have more tools at their disposal.Read [ Can a Cabbie Collect Overtime? ]
November 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A shopping service that found favor with busy urban professionals but vilified by some of its service personnel is set to finalize a settlement worth $4.6 million in January 2018, reports the San Francisco Business Times (05/24/17). The class action California overtime lawsuit was brought by employees and independent contractors of Maplebear Inc., doing business as Instacart, and will settle plaintiff’s angst over various allegations, including a service fee that many users of the shopping service assumed was a built-in tip for drivers, but wasn’t.Read [ California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History ]
November 6, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA Plaintiffs, including approximately 1,500 workers at Phoenix Warehouse of California between 2009 and 2016, allege that they were expected to work eight to 12 hours a day, without meal or rest breaks and without overtime pay. The lawsuit describes a rancid environment in which workers, mostly Latinos who could only speak Spanish, were threatened with deportation if they complained. One worker has also reported that she had to accede to the sexual advances of her manager in order to get paid for the day.Read [ Phoenix Warehouse of California Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit ]
October 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid overtime lawsuit seeking class certification got “some good news for everybody, and some bad news for everybody,” when Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones denied a petition to certify eight subclasses or workers at a well-known theme park, but left the door open to other subclasses with regard to various pay claims.Read [ California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Down, but Not Out ]
October 5, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Fresno, CA: On September 6, 2017, McKenzie Erwin, a registered nurse, filed a lawsuit on behalf of herself and a class of similarly situated non-exempt employees against CareMeridian, LLC (CareMeridian)and Mentor Management, Inc. (Mentor), a related company. The defendants in the unpaid overtime lawsuit operate skilled nursing facilities in California. The complaint alleges that CareMeridian and Mentor engaged in a pattern of conduct that was unfair, unlawful and which amounted to a deceptive business practice, all in violation of the California Labor Code.Read [ Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Pay Lawsuit against CareMeridian ]
- 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)
- Eight-Year-Old California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit can go Forward By Gordon Gibb (Jan-9-17)
- California Overtime Lawsuits against Employers Big and Small By Gordon Gibb (Jan-2-17)
- California Overtime and the Almost Final Rule By Jane Mundy (Dec-24-16)
- Court Approves Alorica California Overtime, Wage and Hour Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-12-16)
- Unpaid Work After Shift Ends Can Equate to Unpaid Wages By Gordon Gibb (Dec-1-16)
- Court: Donning and Doffing Not Offset by Paid Break Time By Heidi Turner (Nov-30-16)
- California Overtime –Too Much or None at All By Jane Mundy (Nov-18-16)
- Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-16)
- Apple Lawsuit Alleging California Labor Violations Gets Underway By Heidi Turner (Oct-25-16)
- Wells Fargo Faces California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime, Wrongful Termination By Heidi Turner (Oct-3-16)
- California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws By Heidi Turner (Sep-28-16)
- Donning and Doffing: Does Every Minute Count? By Jane Mundy (Sep-20-16)
- California Overtime Lawsuit against Nike Certified as a Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-16)
- California Farm Workers Could Receive Bump in Overtime Pay By Heidi Turner (Aug-31-16)