California Labor Law Articles
February 22, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: Actually, Jennie Lam's California labor lawsuit calls out the owners of the Los Angeles Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel for race discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, age discrimination, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Beverly Cohen, one of the owners, seems to have been particularly given to racist comments. But requiring an employee to work without rest or meal breaks in a 100-degree heated greenhouse or to use dangerous tools without training is also pretty bad.Read [ Worker Claims Employment Discrimination Based on her Asian Heritage ]
February 16, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal and defamation was quietly settled earlier this week at the 11th hour after a jury had awarded damages to the plaintiff, but had yet to settle on punitive damages. While having awarded punitive damages in the case on Tuesday February 13, 2018, the jury recessed for the day with plans to deliberate the amount of punitive damages once reconvened. Late in the night on February 13, the two parties reached a confidential settlement, ending the dispute.Read [ Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour ]
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 Lucy Campbell.
Seattle, WA: Amazon and Jungle Trux, based in King County, WA, have started the new year facing an unpaid overtime and employment class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by two package delivery drivers who allege Jungle Trux and Amazon failed to pay them overtime, undercounted their hours, and failed to provide them with required breaks.Read [ Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks ]
January 2, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: While various changes to California labor law came into effect with the start of the New Year on January 1, one aspect of the California labor code that wasn’t updated is nonetheless top-of-mind for many with the implementation of legal marijuana sales effective New Years’ Day.Read [ Lots of Changes and Updates to California Labor Law with the New Year ]
December 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit brought by a Uber driver likens a pricing model observed by Uber to stiffing drivers of proper wages as required under California labor law. For its part, co-defendant Uber Technologies Inc. disagrees with plaintiff Sophano Van’s allegations and is trying to have the lawsuit tossed.Read [ Uber Hit with Proposed Class Action in California ]
November 29, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA: The complaint, filed on November 13, 2017 in the Superior Court for the State of California, Alameda County describes Tesla Motors, Inc. as a “hotbed” of racism and alleges multiple violations of California labor law. This is the third racial discrimination lawsuit to be filed against Tesla this year and the first to seek class action status. It takes place within a chorus of complaints about gender, age and sexual orientation discrimination.Read [ Tesla Hit with Racial Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit ]
November 16, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA: A class action lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California alleges Pacific Western Bank failed to correctly calculate overtime wages of the non-exempt hourly workers and failed to provide staff with mandatory meal and rest breaks.Read [ Pacific Western Bank Shorted Workers OT Pay Lawsuit Alleges ]
November 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: Labor industry watchers in the State of California opine that even as California observes what are described as very protective labor laws, and in some cases more protective of workers than corresponding federal labor laws, there are nonetheless employers who will risk litigation in exchange for saving money by shortchanging their workers, regardless of the resources of the employer. To that end, a California labor lawsuit has been filed against the operators of a high-end resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.Read [ Employees of Luxury California Resort Launch California Labor Lawsuit ]
October 24, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: This is for the guy or the ‘girl’ on the fryer who feels burned when the hours on the paycheck are short under California labor law. Guadalupe Salazar et al., Plaintiffs, v. McDonalds Corp., et al., Defendants, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Bay area McDonalds employees, raises again the question of whether a big corporate franchisor can be held liable for wage theft.Read [ Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft? ]
- California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation By Brenda Craig (Oct-11-17)
- California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary By Gordon Gibb (Oct-1-17)
- Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials By Brenda Craig (Sep-29-17)
- Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation By Brenda Craig (Sep-27-17)
- Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act By Jane Mundy (Sep-22-17)
- On-Call Driver Sues Starbucks for Wage Theft By Anne Wallace (Sep-6-17)
- Bag Search Plaintiffs Get Another Bite at Apple By Anne Wallace (Aug-30-17)
- Lawsuit Alleges Resort Chain Can’t Ask Potential Employees to Wave Liability on Background Checks By Brenda Craig (Aug-26-17)
- How Often Must California Workers Get a Day Off? By Anne Wallace (Aug-17-17)
- California Employment Labor Law Class Action Gets Nod for $1.35 Million Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Aug-10-17)
- Giant Catering Company in California Labor Dispute By Brenda Craig (Jul-29-17)
- California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements By Deb Hipp (Jul-22-17)
- Attorney discusses the California Employment Lawsuit and Settlement in Augustus v ABM Security Services By Jane Mundy (Jul-19-17)
- Proposed California Labor Law Class Action v. Nike to Remain in Federal Court By Gordon Gibb (Jul-13-17)
- Amazon California Labor Lawsuit: Plaintiff’s Attorney Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Jul-9-17)
- Employers Can’t Eat in to Workers’ Lunch Period says Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Jul-2-17)
- California Labor Law Protects Workers, from Pole Dancers to Pot Growers to Babysitters By Jane Mundy (Jun-30-17)
- California Woman Sues Trump-Impersonating Boss For Race Discrimination By Deb Hipp (Jun-23-17)
- McDonald’s Overnight Shift and Pay Protocol Tested in Court By Gordon Gibb (Jun-5-17)
- Jury Awards $3 Million Verdict to California State Worker Who Claims Bosses Ignored His Allergies By Deb Hipp (May-30-17)
- Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit By Brenda Craig (May-26-17)
- House Cleaner knows her Rights under California Labor Law By Jane Mundy (May-14-17)
- $2 Million California Labor Lawsuit Settlement with Costco Nearing Preliminary Approval By Gordon Gibb (May-4-17)
- Hilton Hotel Accused of Swiping Staff Tips By Brenda Craig (Apr-30-17)
- Key Energy Agrees to Settle California Workers Class Action for $3 Million By Deb Hipp (Apr-23-17)
- Violations of California Labor Law and Possibly Animal Rights By Jane Mundy (Apr-12-17)
- Nine-Year California Labor Lawsuit Will be Appealed By Gordon Gibb (Apr-5-17)
- Major League Baseball Fights Back in California Courtroom By Gordon Gibb (Mar-23-17)
- California Truckers Misclassified—Claiming Labor Law Violations By Jane Mundy (Mar-15-17)
- Wells Fargo Urges Judge to Refuse to Certify Hundreds of Employees in Class Action By Deb Hipp (Mar-6-17)
- California Labor Lawsuit Settles for $1.8 Million By Gordon Gibb (Feb-23-17)
- Oracle Claw-Back Violation of California Labor Laws By Jane Mundy (Feb-16-17)
- New Balance Hit with California Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Feb-6-17)
- Penske Admits No Wrongdoing in California Labor Code Class Action Settlement By Deb Hipp (Feb-2-17)
- Nine-Year California Labor Code Class Action is Settled By Gordon Gibb (Jan-30-17)
- California Supreme Court Weighs In on Intent of Rest Period By Gordon Gibb (Jan-14-17)
- Apple Owes $2 Million for California Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jan-8-17)
- New and Updated California Labor Laws for 2017 By Jane Mundy (Jan-5-17)
- Older Defendant to Younger Plaintiff: “You’re No Spring Chicken!” By Gordon Gibb (Dec-29-16)
- Class Action California Labor Lawsuits Seek Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Dec-14-16)