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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? ]
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.Read [ California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation ]
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.Read [ California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary ]
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.Read [ Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials ]
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”.Read [ Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation ]
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.Read [ Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act ]
- 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)
- Zillow Will Pay $6 Million to Settle California Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-8-16)
- California Labor Law Backs Wal-Mart Truckers By Jane Mundy (Dec-5-16)
- Silicon Valley Software Supplier Hit With Federal Labor Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-16)
- McDonald’s Settles California Labor Lawsuit For $3.75 Million By Heidi Turner (Nov-15-16)
- California Labor Lawsuit Involving Workers at LAX can Move Forward By Gordon Gibb (Nov-10-16)