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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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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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Giant Catering Company in California Labor Dispute

Giant Catering Company in California Labor Dispute July 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Francisco, CA: The big green and white Canteen Vending trucks are a frequent sight across the US and many other states. In California, the company has a huge number of delivery drivers working out of as many as 20 different distribution locations across the state.
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Attorney discusses the California Employment Lawsuit and Settlement in Augustus v ABM Security Services

Attorney discusses the California Employment Lawsuit and Settlement in Augustus v ABM Security Services July 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: Thousands of security guards are extremely pleased with the outcome of their lawsuit regarding rest breaks, which dragged through the court system for years. “After 12 years, we just received final court approval of our $110 million settlement,” says attorney Scott Cole, adding that he is co-counsel with Drew Pomerance's office on the California labor lawsuit.
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Amazon California Labor Lawsuit: Plaintiff’s Attorney Weighs In

Amazon California Labor Lawsuit: Plaintiff’s Attorney Weighs In July 9, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: Last month a California labor lawsuit was filed by a former Amazon manager accusing the company of failing to pay him overtime wages because he was misclassified as exempt. “Amazon has the burden to show my client, Michael Ortiz, was properly classified. I have grave doubts it can do that,” says attorney Scott Cole. As well, Cole says that Ortiz has been subjected to “bait and switch”…
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Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit

Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit May 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA Legal team representing a 44-year-old African American man who claims he was harassed and discriminated against while working as an assembly line worker at the Tesla car factory in Fremont, California is adding a charge of retaliation to the already long list of claims of violations of the California state labor laws.
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Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law?

Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law? September 5, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA:The continuing saga between Uber and California labor law regarding misclassification may take years to resolve. “Even if both parties reached an agreement, there needs to be a change in the law,” says employment attorney Todd Scherwin.
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Workplace Sexual Harassment Commonplace in California

Workplace Sexual Harassment Commonplace in California August 19, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Contrary to what many of us believe, sexual harassment is still prevalent and one of the most reported California labor claims. “Although California is very good for the victim with harassment claims, we are seeing far too many incidents in the workplace,” says attorney Jacob George.
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California Labor Law and ADA Compliance Issues: Attorney Weighs In

California Labor Law and ADA Compliance Issues: Attorney Weighs In May 25, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Now that Senate Bill 269 has taken effect, labor and employment attorney Nathan Okelberry, with Fisher & Phillips LLP, discusses this new legislations for small businesses. He predicts that lawsuits alleging ADA (Americans with Disabilities) disability access violations will become more complex.
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Employment Attorney Predicts Lyft Class-Action Settlement Has Far-Reaching Implications

Employment Attorney Predicts Lyft Class-Action Settlement Has Far-Reaching Implications April 4, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Countless independent contractors and employers, not only on-demand companies and Lyft and Uber drivers, are paying close attention to the proposed Lyft settlement. “Many companies hire independent contractors, so whatever the outcome, it may have long-standing implications,” says attorney Todd Scherwin, who specializes in labor and employment law. Under California labor laws, those drivers are currently classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
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