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Uber Hit with Proposed Class Action in California

Uber Hit with Proposed Class Action in California 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.
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Tesla Hit with Racial Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit

Tesla Hit with Racial Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit 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.
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Pacific Western Bank Shorted Workers OT Pay Lawsuit Alleges

Pacific Western Bank Shorted Workers OT Pay Lawsuit Alleges 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.
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Employees of Luxury California Resort Launch California Labor Lawsuit

Employees of Luxury California Resort Launch California Labor Lawsuit 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.
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Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft?

Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft? 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.
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California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation

California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation October 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA Fear of retaliation can be a major hurdle for workers considering filing a wage and hour lawsuit against their employer. However, a new piece of legislation passed by the state of California, will make it much harder for companies to suddenly terminate employees under those circumstances.
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California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary

California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary October 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit against a subsidiary of hotelier Marriott has been put forward as a class action by a former sales executive who claims she was not properly compensated for hourly work. Stacy McComack also asserts that consent forms associated with background checks included a liability waiver that is alleged to be in violation of regulatory authority.
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Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials

Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials September 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Attorney and trial lawyer Mike Arias is taking a tough approach with supermarket giant Safeway Inc. on behalf of 1st and 2nd class managers that have been battling the omnipresent grocery store over alleged California labor and employment wage and hour violations for 15 years.
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Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation

Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation September 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: A former Facebook employee, 52-year-old Gary Glouner, alleges in a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court that he was unlawfully terminated from his job in November, 2015. The suit alleges the company discriminated against him because of a minor cognitive disability and because he was not part of the company’s preferred demographic of “recent college graduates” or a “digital native”.
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Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act September 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Related to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into Google for sex bias in pay practices in 2015, three women filed a California labor lawsuit against the search giant last week. The proposed class action claims its practices violate the California Equal Pay Act and other labor codes by starting women at lower salaries than men, promoting them less often and keeping them in lower-paying job tracks.
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